Our chicks arrived this am!

Kaskachicks

Hatching
6 Years
Sep 5, 2013
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Boise Idaho
Hi all! Our girls arrived this am, they are all alive and eating and drinking, we are in love already. ;) This is our first time raising chickens. Couldn't be more excited!
 

sumi

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Welcome to BYC
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Enjoy your chicks!
 

Kaskachicks

Hatching
6 Years
Sep 5, 2013
8
0
9
Boise Idaho
It's ok to leave the brooder light on all night? They have plenty of room to move away from it however, it has been in the mid 90's during the day. Maybe 60 at night. They are in our shed???
 

SilkiesForEver

Crowing
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It's ok to leave the brooder light on all night? They have plenty of room to move away from it however, it has been in the mid 90's during the day. Maybe 60 at night. They are in our shed???
I leave my brooder lamp on 24/7 except on very hot days. Welcome to BYC, and enjoy your chicks!
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ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
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Jun 8, 2010
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Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
It's ok to leave the brooder light on all night? They have plenty of room to move away from it however, it has been in the mid 90's during the day. Maybe 60 at night. They are in our shed???
http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chickcare.html
here is a nice primer on new chick care if you need it

They need 90-95 degrees for the first week of life, with room to get away from the heat across the brooder. Decrease by 5 degrees per week until fully feathered at around 6 weeks of age. When it is hot during the day you can turn off the light (in the 90's for the first week of life) but when it goes below 90 turn it back on, for example.

They will have to have the light on during the night in order to stay warm.
 

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