Panic setting in

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GrayDragon, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

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    25 RIR pullets and a straight run of 8 americauna are on their way.

    I've got two waterers, two good sized boxes to use as brooders, two heat lamps, two food dishes, some 'gro-gel', a bag of starter ration, some bedding, some treats, a nice safe spot by a south-facing window, and a two year old all excited about the 'peeps'.

    what am I missing?

    I mean, other than my mind.
     
  2. dianer29

    dianer29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tell you one thing.........................you are not lacking the passion ............... YES!
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Grit? Not very important but you forgot it. Good luck!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    A nice comfy chair by the brooder, cuz you'll be spending A LOT of time there! [​IMG]

    ETA: A thermometer to check the temp in the brooder.
     
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  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Ooops, I forgot that one!

    ETA: A thermometer to check the temp in the brooder.

    Not absolutely required if you understand chickie body language.​
     
  6. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

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    Got the thermometer, the comfy spot is over by the couch, and I haven't dusted in like a week, so that should take care of the grit [​IMG]
     
  7. Joyryder

    Joyryder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure you have your camera ready. I don't know how high your brooder box is but you might need a screened top. They can fly at a young age of 3 weeks. I foound 1 on my table the first time I had chicks. She might have been 4 weeks old, my brooder box was about 24" high.

    C O N G R A T S and G O O D L U C K !!!
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] Tell that to my 1 1/2 week old welsummers who made the grand escape. [​IMG]
     
  9. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You think you have dust now... Just wait, you're gonna find out what real dust is!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Don't forget to post us a few pic's when they arrive, that's what! [​IMG]
     

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