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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rocknrod428, May 5, 2009.

  1. rocknrod428

    rocknrod428 Out Of The Brooder

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    Have recently joined and am new to forums.
    4 weeks ago I bought 10 banties and am now down to seven. Last night put them out in a newly built chicken tractor. Weather is in the low 50's at night. Tarped the tractor completly and put two 100 watt lights in it, at 50 degrees do I need the tarp? 11 more coming tomorrow!!!!!! I got a antique brooder that I took out his barn attack and it works great. Have looked at brooder pictures on this site and havent seen one like mine. Hopefully can show pictures soon. Tried yogurt tonight for fun but dont quite know how well that is going yet. Heard about using cinnamon or cinnamon sugar to boost chicks, is this a wives tale or not?
    Thanks,
    ROCKNROD
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

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  3. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
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    Hi
    Welcome from California
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  4. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    Indiana
    hello and [​IMG] from indiana
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
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  6. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    [​IMG] I've only heard of sugar water and just for the first few days.
    I think the temp should be around 80 degrees at that age so I don't think the heat lamp will keep it at that if the temp is 50's outside. I would tarp it but make sure they have ventilation.
     
  7. sethsleader

    sethsleader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im no help but welcome to BYC, I hope it all works out for you.
    Im in the middle of making a clear PVC cover for my coop so I can see into my pen, yet the girls are out of the cold and wind, im incorperating a vent.
    Its not even that cold here in Cornwall, uk. My girls are just spoit!![​IMG]
     
  8. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
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  9. Lil_Chickadee

    Lil_Chickadee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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