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Somis Chicken Newbie!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SomisChickens, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. SomisChickens

    SomisChickens New Egg

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    Hello!
    I just bought my first chicks yesterday!
    A Welsummer and an Araucana.
    They are a week old.
    I have them in my diy brooder right now and am having trouble keeping the temperature up.
    The weather outside is low 70s in the day and low 50s at night.
    I only have two chicks and they are in a plastic storage bin, in the garage.
    Any tips would help!
    Thanks
    Sara[​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC[​IMG] The best temps for them right now maybe for another week or 2 is 95* and gradually drop 5* in following weeks, Especially theres only 2 of them. A non coated lamp bulb hanging SECURELY above and a thermometer on their level.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Spartan and Welcome to Backyard chickens [​IMG]. When room temperatures are low or inconsistent - it's hard for a heat lamp to compensate. Could you put the brooder in a warmer area?
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us and congrats on the new chicks. I hope the advice about will help you out.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, which can be very helpful.

    (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread)

    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You've been given some great advice already (don't let them get chilled) so I'll just say hello!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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