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 LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. 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!
     
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    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

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

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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  9. Wyandotte Blue

    Wyandotte Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    Glad you found us over on the FL state thread!
     

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