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New in Texas! Getting 2-wk chicks, help?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kjscortez, May 12, 2016.

  1. kjscortez

    kjscortez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all, I'm new to chickens, I just got 6 week old Rhode island reds and barred rock.
    We're going tomorrow to pick up 2week old blrw chicks....I'm assuming they'll need a heat light? Any advice on chicks this age?feed the same as my others? (Medicated grow)
     
  2. kjscortez

    kjscortez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should add that it's mid 70s during the day here. We are buying 4-6 chicks, so would a huddle box be adequate for night-time?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    70's would be too cool for 2 week old chicks - your older chicks are probably fully feathered out and could acclimate to that daytime temp. Usually a two week old chick would have temps. of 90 degrees where the heat lamp hits the brooder floor at one side = leaving the other side free - so chicks can determine what is comfortable for them. If chicks lie far apart they are too warm. If they pile up - they are too cold.
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heat lamp or MHP (Mother Heating Pad). There's a thread on the MHP, I need to get more chicks so I can try it out :) As for feeding, they'll take Chick Started Medicated & water. Have fun.
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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