New Wisconsin backyard chicken keeper!

nothingbutabird

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May 24, 2012
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We're getting our first three pullets this afternoon: an Ameraucana, a Wyandotte, and an Australorp. They've been raised together so far, so should get along (fingers crossed!). We built our own coop and run in our open backyard. Pics to come, I hope. Any burning tips for a couple of Midwestern newbies?
 

JerseyGiantfolk

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Jan 12, 2012
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Welcome to BYC! (It's eggcellent you made a coop first!)


Do you know the heat the heat lamp should be on the first week? You probably do but just keep on the first week-the brooder at 95-90 degrees F under the heatlamp, then go down 5 degrees F each week until you reach 65 degrees F.
 

sumi

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Hello and welcome to BYC!
 

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