Mama Heating Pad in the Brooder (Picture Heavy) - UPDATE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Blooie, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. Traceaskew

    Traceaskew Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha so true, I've been going out there every 5 min to check!

    I'm happy to report, they are going in and out and jumping on top and eating / drinking just like they did in the house! And my garage is probably 40 degrees right now. Thank you all for reading my posts and answering all my questions!
     
  2. Traceaskew

    Traceaskew Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I see that happen a lot too! I'm here to learn, not to be pat on the back :)
     
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  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Me too! I've learned a lot from this site and still do every day. Never have chickens too long or get too old to learn something new. Once you stop learning, you stop improving and getting better at this thing.
     
  4. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Me too! And you, Miss Bee, have been one of my very best teachers! If you hadn't hatched eggs using the heating pad method, and encouraged me as I wrapped my head around a better way to raise chicks, I'd still be brooding them in the office, whining about the mess, and raising little Divas instead of healthy chickens!! Bless you, my special friend!
     
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I've used all my thumbs for the day, dang it! Thank you, Miss Blooie. It's always nice when folks put what they are doing or learning up on the site so others can benefit from it, like you have done here. If you learn it, then keep it to yourself, it doesn't help many other people cut their own learning curve down a mite.

    I've had many an old timer just talking about the things they've learned that has added to my own set of instructions for chickens....what I learn, I try, to see if it holds up and holds water. If it doesn't, I discard it. If it does, I add it to my "things to know" file. From there it usually goes into the "things to share" file and then we meet great people who are also trying to learn.

    It's truly a way of keeping blessings flowing both ways to teach what you've learned and also to keep learning so you can continue to share. It's a true giving of time, thought and heart to share such things with others and you are doing that really well on this thread.
     
  6. Traceaskew

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    Here they are in action :) I think they seem perfectly happy.[​IMG]
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  7. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Oh, you are making me anxious for my eggs to get here from My Pet Chicken! They look pretty doggone content in there!

    And you are a good girl, helping the rest of us get our chick fixes by sharing your pictures!
     
  8. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 True BYC Addict

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    They are precious!! :D

    One thing I've learned from mine though, when I didn't prepare beforehand, is they grow FAST and will outgrow that soon, even with only a few, so hopefully you have a bigger space prepared? I had 8 though and standards but they do grow fast. Anyhow, they are absolutely adorable! Are they your first?
     
  9. Traceaskew

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    The tub I have them in is about 3x2. I plan to get them into the coop
    In the next week or so depending on how they tolerate the cold. So far they're taking it like champs! And it's really cold here today! They are indeed my first chickens ever
    :) so I'll turn my 4x6 coop into a brooder when they're ready and when my 10 ordered chicks from Meyer come on the 12th, I'm hoping to sneak them in with these 3 silkies, but I can keep them separate if need be.
     
  10. henless

    henless Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look so cute! The more I see silkies, the more I think I want some. I just don't know what I would do with the extra roos. I don't think I could eat that black meat.
     

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