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Newbie - 4 new chicks brought home today!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wyandotte Blue, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Wyandotte Blue

    Wyandotte Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!! I have been all over BackYardchickens.com researching away . . . great place to be! I brought home 4 Blue Wyandotte chicks today - I live in South Florida - it is 75 degrees outside - I have them confined in the coop so they cannot wander too far and have a 125 watt light on them - I neglected to buy a nocturnal bulb . . . do they need a nocturnal bulb? It is like daylight in there. I never had heat bulbs for my chickens before. If it went below 70 I put them in cat carriers and brought them into the house for the night. I had Silkies for years and then Rhode Island Red Rooster who was a pure pet. Anyway, my chicks are also drinking a lot of water - they can get away from the heat generated by the bulb to a cooler area of the coop. I have never had chicks without a hen taking care of them so am of course totally stressing out. The chicks were born on Tuesday. Thank you.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They don't need a night light. I think the red bulbs are more calming to them and do not keep them sleeping.
     
  4. Wyandotte Blue

    Wyandotte Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you BantamFan4Life!
     
  5. Wyandotte Blue

    Wyandotte Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you drumstick diva!
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  7. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  9. Wyandotte Blue

    Wyandotte Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Glad you found us over on the FL state thread!
     

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