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MY NEW BABIES

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by INNOCENT85, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. INNOCENT85

    INNOCENT85 Out Of The Brooder

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    HI GUYS THESE ARE MY BABIES ALL SIX OF THEM THANKS TO YOUR ADVICE BUT I HAVE LOTS OF QUESTIONS.............

    1.I AM USING A 100WATTS INCANDESCENT BULB FOR THEM CAN I USE IT TILL THEY GET 5 WEEKS ?

    2.THEY ARE A WEEK NOW SO CAN I DECREASE THE BULB FROM 100WATTS TO A LOWER ONE?

    3.NOW I AM SCARED ABOUT THIS...WHEN I GIVE THEM FEED THEY EAT IT ALRIGHT BUT ARE NOT ACTIVE DURING THE DAY,THEY SLEEP DURING THE DAY AND ACTIVE AT NIGHT.AM I DOING THING RIGHT?
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    4.WHEN WOULD I REALLY SEE CHANGE IN GROWTH.....THEY WOULD BE 2WEEKS ON 4TH FEB....PLEASE TEACH ME WHAT TO DO PLEASE
     
  2. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Cute little biddies," as my grandma would say. Sounds like your doing it right so far, your supposed to keep the heat lamp until they completely grow their feathers. I don't think you have to get a new bulb, I always just raised the height to cool it down. It is perfectly normal for them to be more active at night, mine used to peep and jump around all night, then sit in the corner for the day. Good luck
     
  3. Merrymouse

    Merrymouse Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Cute chuckle babies. What kind are they?
     
  4. INNOCENT85

    INNOCENT85 Out Of The Brooder

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    BRAHMA BIRDS
     
  5. INNOCENT85

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    THANK YOU VERY MUCH
     
  6. twigcrafter

    twigcrafter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]so cute
     
  7. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the issues with using light as heat is what you're finding- odd sleep hours because the light is always there to keep them warm.
    If you're looking for a cost-effective way to make their night-time warm but dark, search "MHP" which is momma heating pad (mama heat pad, various variations) - basically it's a little cave with a heating pad over the top to mimic being under the hen. The bonus to heat not equaling light is they go to bed and sleep at night instead of getting stuck in what I call the airport terminal (no day and night, always bright). Bunch of ways to do it inexpensively. Key element is a pad that doesn't turn off after 2 hrs.
     
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  8. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! never heard of anything like that!
     
  9. INNOCENT85

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    YEA never heard of anything like that
     
  10. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This thread is huge with lots of variations and ideas. The main idea is to make sure the heating pad doesn't automatically shut off after 2hrs, to make the cave in such a way that chicks can climb on top without collapsing it on chicks that are underneath, and to make sure there is an "exit" out the back. Many, many ways to make it happen! I recommend reading the first few pages of this thread for the main ideas, and then skip to the end where more recent information is added nearly every day, and where you can post questions of your own.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/956958/mama-heating-pad-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update
     

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