new to chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jack10495, May 26, 2010.

  1. jack10495

    jack10495 New Egg

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    I have never had chickens, but i am wanting to get some. I am going to get some day day old chicks, but I need to know some tips for brooding chicks and some brooder designs...Thanks!
     
  2. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just used a big rubbermate tub with a light over top that could be moved up and down.
     
  3. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the addiction![​IMG] We just used a big, heavy duty carboard box and put a light inside. They are very happy there but will be moving out soon to their tractor.[​IMG] I will miss their peeps [​IMG] but now that they are almost 7 weeks old, they need the room.[​IMG]
    I changed their bedding every couple of days just to keep it clean and sanitary. I also secured the waterer by running a ziptie through the box and around the waterer. I just slip it off to clean and refill the waterer. Keeps the little darlings from knocking it over!
     
  4. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hard to believe how much u miss the little peepin all the time when they move outside [​IMG]
     

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