Just starting. Basic info wanted.

jtwest

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 13, 2014
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I am in Wickenburg, AZ. Just bought my first cortunix chicks (about 3 weeks old). Looks like two golden and one brown. At least one female.
My raising/breeding experience
Chickens: gave up after about 6 months. Never laid eggs
Rabbits: about 3 years now
Guinea pigs: long enough for two pregnancies, one surviving litter.
Snakes: not enough patience to breed. Selling them to make room
A few others...
Major questions:
- too hot?
-How much light to lay? Currently in my garage with morning sun shining in. Is indirect light enough?
I think thats it. But anything else may be helpful. I have been reading some websites for starter info.
 

dc3085

Crowing
7 Years
Jan 6, 2013
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SF Bay Area, California
These are the most threads deemed most useful by members so you may want to check them out.

https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...rchives-important-frequently-requested-topics

They don't lay well inside without artificial lighting. An open garage door probably won't cut it, they do benefit from direct sunlight/proper artificial light. They'll need 14-16 hours of light to lay properly.

They do ok in the heat as long as they have some shade to rest in and aren't being patronized. If something is working them up they'll overheat so don't let anything bother them too much when it's hot.
 
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