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My chicks from Mill Valley Chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by happima, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. happima

    happima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My four babies from Mill Valley Chickens: Astralorp, Naked Neck, Wellsummer and Ameraucana.
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    This picture is from last week. They've already grown so much, especially the Ameraucana. I'm in love [​IMG]

    Tomorrow we build the chicken coop. Is there a stage between the brooder and putting them out in the cold?
     
  2. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute!!!! They should be in brooder til they are feathered out, usually about 6 weeks.
    1st week 95 degrees, then lower 5 degrees per week until feathered out.
    With that few, they'll need a place that they can be out of cold and drafts but it does have to have good ventilation. Usually larger number of chicks/chickens will generate more heat so you could get by with more cold weather than with a smaller number. Make sure to use hardware cloth over anywhere open in your coop/run so predators can't get in and so they can't stick their heads through or get out.
    Do you have pictures of the coop you're going to build?


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  3. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Those are cute!! I do have to say that the NN looks a bit like an angry Friar Tuck [​IMG] Just too cute!
     
  4. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    new born chicks are so adorable!! [​IMG]

    Steve
     
  5. happima

    happima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Here's a picture of the coop that's being built today. I'm working with a guy in Marin who has a company called Laughing Chickens. He builds these coops with local youth. Getting the one that houses 5 or 6 chickens, just in case we want to expand the flock later.

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    By the way, my biggest predator may actually be INSIDE the house. So far my dog has been good, but she doesn't get any alone time with the chicks just yet. [​IMG]

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