Hi from VT

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Vtchickma, May 7, 2011.

  1. Vtchickma

    Vtchickma New Egg

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    My 6 new babies survived the night! Actually they did better than I did, up to check the brooder temp at 2AM, fretting the rest of the time. 1 quick question, temp was down to 80 at 2am so I put on both the red and reg 250 W lamps (dog cage covered in cardboard, 20 in tall from bedding to lamps on top). Brooder in a semi-insulated garage. They seem ok. Thanks!
     
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from South Africa! I think your chicks will be fine, though just try not to have the temperature near cooking! [​IMG]
     
  3. MikeS(erama)

    MikeS(erama) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from a byc addict originally from Vermont!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Welcome to the chicken addiction.

    Congrats on getting chicks.

    [​IMG] Now sally forth and post! [​IMG]

    Imp- Who is this Sally Forth? [​IMG]
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  6. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
     
  7. mlward

    mlward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from NY!
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. One 250 heat lamp is fine for 6 chicks. Place a thermometer on the floor under the heat lamp. Raise or lower until you reach 95 degrees. I place my lamp toward one end of the brooder, so that way there is room to get away from the heat is they want to. [​IMG]
     
  9. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  10. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:[​IMG] from Southern New England!! LOL, I remember the first night with my babies too, same sleep-deprivation!
     

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