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Raising Baby Chicks - Notable Topic Index - Please Review

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 10, 2010.

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  1. Nifty-Chicken

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    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nifty-Chicken, Thanks for putting this together!
     
  3. raisnchicks

    raisnchicks New Egg

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    I am brand new at this. What is grit? Can it be something homemade? Also, doesn't the bright light bulb shining on them day and night hurt or damage their little eyes? (mine are 4 days old). Doesn't it mess up their sleep/wake cycle? They seem to be growing "like weeds," especially their little wing feathers coming out. Thanks, this is a wonderful website.
     
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    Penturner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I have seen it here, or somewhere, before but I am looking for the temp you need to have at the warm end of the Brooder. I am a little surprised that it has not been added to the stickie to the top of this forum. sort of like it is such a simple device it sort of got overlooked. Might help avoid people having problems with there chicks if such information was as readily available as feeding them treats.
     
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  5. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first week the temp is supposed to be 95 degrees in the brooder, then it goes down to 85 the next week and 80 the following week until the temp gets to room temperature and then you dont need a light anymore. Usually by that time thier feathers are in.
     
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    mcplumber New Egg

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    i bought some chicks fromTSC on sunday they all have feathers but still the size of a baseball when could i put them oiut in the barn with other animals
    Mike C.
     
  7. humm-n-cluck ranch

    humm-n-cluck ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice links that will be very helpful!
     
  8. Penturner

    Penturner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They need to be fully feathered before they are turned outdoors. Expect something like 6 to 8 weeks.
    Thanks for that starting temp. Couldn't remember if it was 90 or 95.
     
  9. twinmom+1VT

    twinmom+1VT Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a chick checklist? A list of all the things one needs/should have before chick arrive? That would be really helpful for first-timers like me.
     
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    We are going to allow our hens to brood and raise the chicks. We have two roosters and 4 hens total, please advise if they would be accepted into the flock from very little or do they need to be separated? We have our old tractor we were going to use thinking this might be the case but need to know so we can move the brooding hen and the eggs. Thanks everyone.
     
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