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

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

  1. farmerchuck

    farmerchuck In 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 Songster

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

    farmerchuck In 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 Songster

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    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 Songster

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

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

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