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  1. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have eggs coming to incubate yet
     
  2. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sharron, is your coop heated?
     
  3. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, but i will be keeping the chicks inside in a small brooder until they feather, then they will go outside in a shed with a large brooder thats heated, if worse comes to worse, can put them under a heat lamp in the shed.
     
  4. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to stay hopeful that warm weather will prevail!
     
  5. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i still have some fuzzies in the brooder in the house right now, hoping it stays really warm, not only for them but for me too, i hate the cold weather and freeze if it falls below 70, i love the hot weather being born and raised in florida. [​IMG]
     
  6. 3riverschick

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    i have eggs coming to incubate yet

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    Hi Sharron,
    Same here.My dozen Euskal Oiloa(Basque hen) eggs will be arriving later this month. I run electrical cord out to the coop at winter to make light/heat. This is very late for me. That's ok. I am determined to start the flock this year. Will brood in a heated room over the garage. Then harden them off. Should be ready to go outisde (9 week feathers) about 1st week of feb. Yeah, I know, that's cold. here in western PA. If it is too cold, I may keep them inside until March/April. Sprouted oats should keep them in good shape.
    Best,
     
  7. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3riverschick, thanks for the advice!
     
  8. 3riverschick

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    You just feed your chicks sprouted oats as they are growing and it won't make any difference it's winter instead of summer.
    Best, Karen
     
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  9. copperpot

    copperpot Out Of The Brooder

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    I just set 22 eggs in the bator on Saturday!

    Mild winter [​IMG] too please!

    Mary Ann
     
  10. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so...where would one find/get sprouted oats? [​IMG]
     

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