my first peeps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mklmrphy956, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. mklmrphy956

    mklmrphy956 New Egg

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    i just got my 3 first chicks today 2 cinnamon queens and a buff. they are so cute to watch. hope they make it through the night have a 250 watt flood light in the coop im checking on them through the window and seem ok so far. can anyone tell me me should i use a heat lamp or the flood lamp which is best?
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  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I would use a heat lamp about 18 inches high. Secure it to something that will not fail and let the lamp down. Make sure they have plenty of food and water! They are a blast!

    Nate
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Sounds like sound advice from Nate! [​IMG] Congrats on the new babies! Enjoy!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. mklmrphy956

    mklmrphy956 New Egg

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    thx i have one just wasnt sure which was the best to use appreciate the help:)
     
  5. clickncluck

    clickncluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your new babies. Mine are only 4 days old. I got them chick grit today and then tried to feed them a tomato---not impressed, some lettuce---not impressed, a hard boiled egg---so so. Guess they are just babies and only want the crumbles for now. Boy are they growing fast. Here they are beak to beak.
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  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:What A CUTE photo!!!!!

    My chicks seldom liked anything different at first. Especially the Killer Peas, which must have somehow threatened to murder them all painfully.
     
  7. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!! I always use a red heat lamp. Start out at 95 degrees and reduce by 5 degrees each week...
     

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