My chicks and brooder :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by scoopy82, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. scoopy82

    scoopy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought I might have a small brag as I am in love with my new babies!
    I turned off the incubator yesterday and opened the remaining eggs to find 3 duds and a chick that i know i cooked [​IMG] but out of 8 eggs - 5 were viable and I hatched 4 live chicks, so 80% success which i imagine is great for a bator with no fan, thermostat and random temperature swings.
    They are now in the brooder, and while I'm having some trouble regulating the temperature there also, it is large enough that they can move around to find the perfect spot. It just so warm through the days and cold at nights here, I'm constantly lifting and lowering the light.
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    Anyway, I built them a perch just before, I am amazed at how clever they are and how quickly they learn! They sent off the alarm chirps when I put it in, 20 minutes later they were on it and loving it! They are only 3 days old!
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  2. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice!!

    They look very content! [​IMG]

    Mine just now showed signs of wanting to roost.

    I added a couple larger, funky shaped branches and leaned an old axe handle up on one side. They love it!!
     
  3. scoopy82

    scoopy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG]
    They're so inquisitive!
    I suppose its all like a giant play gym to them!
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Very cute!! [​IMG]
     
  5. herechickychicky

    herechickychicky Out Of The Brooder

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    They're adorable!
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    At night, I like to put some "top" or "roof" over some of the brooder box. No need to try and seal it up, but closing off half the "roof" will hold considerable heat. Closing off 2/3 of the roof, will assist another degree or two. Yeah, it's fussy to place roof planks on at night and take them off during the day, it works.
     
  7. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great and they seem very content. You can never fuss too much over fuzzy butts [​IMG]
     
  8. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is mine, just to give you additional ideas/plans....


    Click the pic!
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