hows my brooder set up?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sloallie10, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    Im getting chicks in a week exactly and i have decided to go out and get the stuff, and set up the brooder!
    Alsoi have marbles in the waterer and i am going to rais the water and possibly food.
    This will have 3 standard sized chicks in it:)
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    heres another pic with the marbles in
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  2. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job!!!! Just make sure the heat lamp is secure....hang it don't rely on the clamp it will fall off. How many chicks are you getting?
     
  3. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    Ok, and 3 chicks.
     
  4. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay Why the marbels??
     
  5. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    so the chicks dont accidentally "drown"
     
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks good, but I would cover the shavings the first few days till they know what their feed is. Don't want them eating the shavings instead.

    Matt

    AND you may want a thermometer at first.
     
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  7. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    ya we are getting a themometer:)
     
  8. Paco

    Paco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't "need" a thermometer the chicks will tell you if it to cold or to hot. And From the last batches of chicks that I raised your going to want to raise the waterer up or they will fill it up with shavings everyday . Any way back to the not "needing " a thrermometer , if the chicks are too cold they will group up in the middle of the brooder for warmth and if too hot they will be in the corners panting .
     
  9. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    ya we just wanted to make sure it was a right temp
     
  10. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am also setting up my first brooder. My concern is that MPC wil include "packing peanuts" chicks and I won't have room for them. I'm getting 8 (the minimum order for my area), and my space is fine for 8, but....

    2 weeks for my chicks if they ship on time.[​IMG]
     

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