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MAN...I'm getting old !!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmerchuck, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. farmerchuck

    farmerchuck Out Of The Brooder

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    I said to the wife....."I have to go to Walmart and get a bigger bin for the chicks."
    Then I start surfing this board and find a few people using dog kennels...." HEY...that looks familiar."
    I dig my dog's old FURRARI carrier out and low and behold there's a hole in the top like someone had a light hanging in it. HHHMMMMMMM ?????
    SO FAR...I've bought a new heatlamp and holder..had 2 in the cellar !!!
    I bought 2 new feeders and waterers...you guessed it...had 2 old ones on the shelf in the basement !!!!
    WELL..atleast I thought to use the dog's carrier before I bought a new one !!!!!
    WHO thought 42 would be so hard...can't wait for 62 !!!!

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  2. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Thats nice, I wish we had a dog carrier. What breeds or them.
     
  3. farmerchuck

    farmerchuck Out Of The Brooder

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    RI Reds.....supposed to be all pullets...we'll see...I wouldn't mind 1 or 2 roosters though...they watch the flock.
     
  4. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 18, 2008
    corvallis oregon
    42? I think I remember 42...lololol [​IMG]

    We used our old dog crate for a barn kitty this winter so it wasn't available for the chicks.
     
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    cute chickies! I also have RIR's right now.
     
  6. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Rirs were my first breed of chickens.
     
  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey you can always use extra feeders/waterers...I'm retired and starting chicks in May. Lots of work to get set up but we have the brooder and indoor coop finished...thanks for the pics, they're nifty. I love RIR's.
     
  8. farmerchuck

    farmerchuck Out Of The Brooder

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    I started with 20 lost one the first few days...I think she got smothered under a pig pile. The bigger brooder and the level waterer is making a big difference. The chicks don't have to crowd the feeder or water.
    I have one with a little poo sticking....tried to get it off. She seemed a little less active than the rest so I investigated.
    Hopefully my fussing with her bum helped.
    Sometimes I think we worry too much.
     
  9. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    Hey, you just reminded me I loaned my crate to my brother months ago...[​IMG]
     

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