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im new 2 the whole chicken scene and i need some help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by littlechicken3295, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. littlechicken3295

    littlechicken3295 New Egg

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    im new 2 the whole chicken scene i just got my babies 2 days ago and i have no idea what im doing i tried 2 do all my research before i got the little puff balls but im confused if some one could tell me what all the abreviations are because i dont no what this stuff means like rir and iun. also im using lights to heat the brooder and am i suposed to keep them on all night.[​IMG]
     
  2. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll help a little - relatively new, just got mine this morning!

    Anyway, they need to be kept at 95 degrees the first week then dropping by 5 degrees a week every week after that. So yes, the heat lamps need to be on 24/7.

    Make sure you are using a chick starter food and they have access to water.

    RIR is rhode island red, I believe (a breed of chicken). Someone else will have to jump in with more info.
     
  3. littlechicken3295

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    thank u[​IMG]
     
  4. littlechicken3295

    littlechicken3295 New Egg

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    and do u no when 2 move them into a coop/pen
     
  5. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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