Newbie from MD!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jbrianchamberli, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. jbrianchamberli

    jbrianchamberli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After thinking about it for the last 3 years, my 6 year old and I headed out yesterday morning and came home with 6 chicks. We got two Buff Opringtons, two black Australorps, and a barred rock.

    Right now they're in the living room in a large fish tank with heat lamp and they seem to be doing really good. Tomorrow I build the long term brooder and then begin the coop this week.

    Should be a lot of fun. My other kids are older but the 6 year old is all into the chickens. He's deaf so it will be a fun project to keep him busy around the house.

    Thanks to those I've already talked to. I'm sure I'll be around a lot.


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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Congratulations and welcome to a wonderful hobby. Chickens can be addictive. You got yourselves some nice breeds.
     
  3. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your new chicks. Just make sure your fish tank has a cool side, until you get your brooder done. Ever since I used the MHP, I'll never use a heat lamp again, in a brooder. It's so much easier regulating for their warmth and they get used to day and night time from the start. Just my .02
     
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  4. jbrianchamberli

    jbrianchamberli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MHP?


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  5. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Momma Heat Pad, there's a whole thread on it. It's the home made version of what your using.
     

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