Picking Up My Chicks Tomorrow - Any Tips?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BekkiH, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. BekkiH

    BekkiH Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2012
    We are headed out tomorrow to pick up six chicks, about 5 weeks old.

    They will be staying in a brooder in our basement. We made it as per the suggestion of the woman we are buying them from - a big wire dog crate, with pine shavings, a heat lamp and a thermometer. We have their medicated food, waterer, etc.

    I'm not quite sure where to put the heat lamp. The woman at Agway recommended clipping it to a chair, but it just keeps slipping. I am guessing that the lamp stays outside of the crate so it can be moved back to turn down the heat gradually, right?

    I am SO very new to this! It's late fall in New York, so I want to make sure I do everything right to keep these babies arm until spring!
  2. BigDawg49

    BigDawg49 New Egg

    Sep 5, 2012
    Good luck with the new chicks but please make your safety a top priority.Secure the heat lamp where there is no way it could slip and start a fire.A basement is too far away.Enjoy your new flock.

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