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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kaskachicks, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Kaskachicks

    Kaskachicks Hatching

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    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!
     

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Enjoy your chicks!
     
  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

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  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Kaskachicks

    Kaskachicks Hatching

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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???
     

  8. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Crowing

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    I leave my brooder lamp on 24/7 except on very hot days. Welcome to BYC, and enjoy your chicks! [​IMG]
     
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  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    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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  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome!
     

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