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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pozarnsk, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. pozarnsk

    pozarnsk Out Of The Brooder

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    Well got the shipment from Ideal poultry today....

    28 Barred Rocks, 27 RIRs. All alive and well. Still amazed they can ship these things with such good results. I'll post pics if someone tells me how.

    I have them on my PC not a website. Anyone know how??

    -Jared
     
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  2. pozarnsk

    pozarnsk Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's some pics......

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    Question, I am feeding them regular water and chic starter feed from Runnings. I've heard there is some medicated water of feed they need? Am I going to be ok or do I need something else???
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    We've never given our day olds anything more than electrolytes in their water and they have done just fine.

    Like your pics! That's quite a few babies you got there [​IMG]
     
  5. pozarnsk

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    yeah I don't like to do things half way, might as well go all out. [​IMG]

    Another quesiton on temp. I'm having a hard time getting a solid 95 F below the light, seems its either hotter or colder. There is a 95 F somewhere but it might be outside the center of the light somewhere. Will the chics find this perfect spot on their own???
     
  6. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    If you are close to temperature under the lamp, the chicks will move there if they get chilly. Have you ever seen one of those diagrams that show if you can tell if your chicks are warm enough? It looks kind of like this..

    These chicks are not warm enough - lower the lamp
    chick chick chick chick
    chick Lightchick
    chick chick chick chick

    These chicks are too warm - raise the lamp

    chick Light chick chick chick chick chick
    chick

    These chicks are just right
    chick chick chick chick
    chick
    chick Light chick chick

    chick chick chick chick chick


    Try to keep the heat near the range of temps.
    Wk 1 90-95°
    wk 2 85-90°
    wk 3 80-85°
    wk 4 75-80°
    wk 5 70-75°

    Just keep an eye on them, they should be fine.
     
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    pozarnsk Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the diagram!! As far as electrolytes, if I buy some clear gatorade how much do you mix with the water??
     
  8. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Personally, I don't use Gatorade. I purchase electrolytes at the Tractor Supply or local Feed Store. A package costs under $3.

    Or you can make your own. An easy homemade electrolytes solution recipe:
    1 cup hot water
    2 tsp sugar
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp baking soda
    Mix together to dissolve. Let cool.

    Add 1 tsp of mixture to a gallon of cold water.
     
  9. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I would have NEVER figured out how to say that, the diagrams are perfect and very easy to understand I would still be trying to word that right, nice job.
     
  10. pozarnsk

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    Keljonma, you're a chicken wizard!! Thanks for all your help.
     

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