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Our plans for this Spring/Summer....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77horses, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Hatching time is nearing for us! There are just a few things that we need to fix before we are set to hatch us some babies! [​IMG]

    1. final touches on incubator---> adjustment of hum./temp. and right watt light bulb

    2. new coop and brooder box/cage---> we need to build a new coop before we do anything else; the weasel may be coming back this Spring/Summer and one of our flocks is very vulnerable. And we are working on a brooder box/cage for baby chicks/young chicks to stay in until they are big enough to go with the rest of the flock

    3. weather---> we need to wait a tiny bit before it really warms up. It gets down to like upper 20's-30's at night, and on warm days it can go up to 40's and 50's(like today). We need it warm enough for chicks to stay out in the garage in the brooder box/cage.

    4. the right food---> we need to get grower feed because all we have now is laying mash, cracked corn, and other treats(like bread, donuts, leftovers, etc.)

    And that's about it! Any suggestions? [​IMG]
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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  3. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    BC Canada
    Heat lamp? Starter feed for chicks (rather than grower or layer feed)?
  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Quote:ya that's it; starter feed. had a brain fart for a second. I couldn't remember if it was grower feed or starter feed. lol [​IMG]

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