NorCal Spring Chickens in the House!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Short White Guy, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Short White Guy

    Short White Guy New Egg

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    Hello everyone! I just joined this forum and I figured I'd introduce myself here. I currently live in Sacramento, CA, and I am brand new to keeping chickens. My wife, four kids, and I got ourselves a straight run of six Delaware chicks yesterday and we are totally excited to start raising them and making them a part of our house. Here are a couple pics of our chicks in their improvised brooder. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    the chicks are cute, nice improvisation.
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]please secure the top on your brooder, so it doesn't come down and smash anyone. It won't be long before the adventurous ones fly on and sit on the edges.
     
  5. Short White Guy

    Short White Guy New Egg

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    Drumstick Diva, the lid is already secured. The whole thing is in a closet and I used some parachute cord to tie the lid to one of the mounting brackets for the hanger rod (you can see the cord in the photo if you look closely enough). Also, the heat lamp is hanging directly from the rod by some parachute cord with one of those barrel clasps like you see on drawstrings so that adjusting the lamp's height is really easy.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    thank you for clarifying that - now I can sleep - I'm a great worry wart - my mom taught me too well.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Short White Guy, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you here! Happy and healthy looking chicks you have there! I really like the Delaware breed - great layers and friendly. Good luck and have fun!
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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