OMG I think they're coming tomorrow

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mendogurl, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I put them in my breakfast room, or will they just make too much of a mess?
    In a dog carrier brooder...
     
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I'm guessing you mean you have chicks coming tomorrow? If you have an clean aquarium you and put non slip drawer liner in the bottom and add a heat lamp, make sure they have 90 F degree heat. Here's mine for referance. Also a rubbermaid box will work too, basically anything to contain them with a heatlamp. I'm new to this, so I may be wrong, but that is what I would do.

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    Good Luck
     
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  3. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I already have everything, a large dog carrier, waterer, feeder etc.
    I am just wondering if there will be a lot of dust the first week?
     
  4. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Quote:How big is that tank?
     
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    The first week won't be so bad. I keep mine on paper towels for that amount of time, anyway. Just make sure there are no holes in the kennel they can get their little head caught in. I had that happen a few days ago with one of my 4 week olds (I thought they were too big to have that happen). I really thought I was going to break her little neck getting her out. Thankfully she is alright now but it was a HUGE scare!!! Good luck with the new babies and, of course, we want to see lots of pics!!! [​IMG]
     
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  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Quote:How big is that tank?

    50 Gallon, Kinda Big I know, but it was free on FreeCycle!
     
  7. mendogurl

    mendogurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you. I was going to put hardware cloth on the kennel "grate" so they can't get their heads through.
     

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