New brooder ready for peeps *pics* *pics added (heavy)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Freepopcorn, May 28, 2008.

  1. Freepopcorn

    Freepopcorn Out Of The Brooder

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    Well...My 25 Black Star hens are supposed to be here on 05/29 or 05/30. I just got my brooder setup. Here are some pics (without the pine in the bottom).


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    Adjustable heat lamp

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    Ill post up the peeps when they get here.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2008
  2. pdavis7484

    pdavis7484 Out Of The Brooder

    Nice heatlamp!
     
  3. pdavis7484

    pdavis7484 Out Of The Brooder

    You should've called. I'd loved to have hand my hands on that!
     
  4. Freepopcorn

    Freepopcorn Out Of The Brooder

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    I Texted! You're like a fart in a whirlwind.
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Great brooder! I can't wait to see the peeps! I got mine last week and they have just been a pleasure and NOOOO Smell AT ALL and I have not even cleaned out the brooder yet! Just been stirring it around! I will change it completely over the weekend though. I LOVE your little roost for them...SO cute! I used the top part of my clothes dryer rack lol It has three levels for them.
     
  6. Freepopcorn

    Freepopcorn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am a 26yr old Man. Why is that relevant? Because I just received my black star peeps and I feel like a 13 year old cheerleader girl who's football team won their first game...

    AND HERE THEY ARE

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    Eating and drinking right out of the box.

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    I already have a favorite...

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    She's a beauty!

    They are all doing great. Shout out to Welp Hatchery for sending me healthy, live, active chicks. I also got a bonus rooster. I havent physically counted the whole group yet...but im sure I have an extra pullet just by looking at the size of the flock.

    GO me!
     
  7. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Your Favorite does not look like a black star. What color are the legs?
     
  8. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    :::YAY Frepopcorn:::

    Little beauties - and it's OK - everyone's allowed to feel like a 13 year old cheerleader girl on BYC, it's almost a requirement! [​IMG]
     
  9. GreenForest81

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    Awww, aren't they cute!! I love getting in baby chicks. My husband is 26 yrs old as well and he acted the same way. LOL.

    Very exciting. Are they still doing well?


    We got an odd chick as well in our batch of Production Reds. A nearly pure white chick. I named her Snow White. She developed a little slower than the others and now is pitch black. LOL Never know what they will look like as they grow.
     
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  10. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
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    Congradulations and Good luck. I was a nervous wreck for the first week, it was still cold so I was getting up every couple of hour to make sure that the temp is consistant.


    BTW My husband is 31 and he tried to play the macho "these are your chickens not my responsibility" well there were several time I woke up and he was playing with the chicks in the midle fo the night. He loves them. (As long as I don't try to get more!!!)
     
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