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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by willy0527, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. willy0527

    willy0527 Hatching

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    Hello, I am Trina in the suburbs of Portland and just got my first little babies and wanted to say hello. They are in a large box indoors with me and I purchased a 250w red lamp. I have the box covered with chicken wire and a blanket over half of it. They seem content. The first time they feel asleep it sure gave me a start. Thank goodness for the search feature on this site. We have a Cat aND she doesn't know what has hit our house. She can't get at them and it's driving her loopy. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated. I don't know what allot of the terms I am seeing mean. Like what is a brooder?
     
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  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please keep the cat away from the chicks. Even if she just plays with them she could kill them. House pets, dogs/cats are responsible for most losses in the home.
     
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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    The brooder is a where chicks live until they are old enough to live outside.
     
  7. willy0527

    willy0527 Hatching

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    Thank you. I researched it quite a bit after asking and came up with some cool ideas. We have created a brooder that is completely protected from the cat. And the new Coop is also completely enclosed. 1st night went great all 3 are Eatting and drinking and seem content. The cat now realizes she can't get to them so she has moved on and is ignoring them. But I will be a watchful mama. Lol. I got an americana, a Rhode Island red, and a black one that I forgot the name of. Crap need to go find out.
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.
     

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