How much time?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmercharlie, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. farmercharlie

    farmercharlie Out Of The Brooder

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    How much time is required to watch day old chicks in a brooder? Do you constantly watch the chicks the first few days or do you look in every few hours?

    I want to locate a brooder in the chicken house but I could put the brooder in the back porch if a lot of time is required to "babysit".

    Charlie
     
  2. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I liked "babysitting"![​IMG] Thought is was soo much fun to watch them! I kept mine in a little rubbermaid storage tub in my sunroom. This way I could peek in on them and not have to go out in the cold. Plus you can see if they are warm enough at all time. Have FUN![​IMG] Blessings,Keri
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I checked on mine probably ten, maybe twenty times a day for the first week. Less often after that. They were in an outbuilding at the time. DH set me up a block below the window of the shed so I could check on then thru the window and not be opening the door and letting in cold air each time.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Oh, Charlie, Charlie.... "Required" babysitting time is probably every 3 hours or so. "Desired" time is about the same number of occasions, only the length of each session is about 90 minutes. [​IMG]

    How can you NOT watch them??? [​IMG]
     
  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are right here in my office. In fact, they are staring at me. Creepy. [​IMG]
     
  6. FollowingMyNose

    FollowingMyNose Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I just looked at your website and if your office is as nice and neat as your garden, coop, etc. then can I assume that keeping the chicks in your office doesn't create a mess? (I'm a newbie so I get to ask stupid questions and stalk people, right?) [​IMG]
     
  7. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Charlie.."Hence the word Mother Hen"!!! Now you know what your in for! Congrats on becoming a first time paranoid Mama![​IMG]
     

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