The chicks are coming! the chicks are coming!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by curiositykt, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. curiositykt

    curiositykt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so new that I don't even have them yet! They should be shipping next Monday or Tuesday, so in a week I will have baby chicks! I ordered 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes and one Easter Egger.


    I have my brooder all set up in the garage, or nearly set up at least, it'll be done before the weekend. And my coop is in progress (Garden Coop - at the dreaded post digging part)

    I found out about this website when looking up laws for my town (Hens are allowed so long as you name them (thus they are pets))

    I am very excited to get started with this... I've been wanting to have chicks for most of my life - my grandfather used to raise them in the basement after they were hatched in the schools and then bring them to the farms. I have fond memories of the little fluff balls.

    I have one brooder question: I am planning on using a cardboard box with 3 inches of pine shavings on the bottom in the garage. Do I need to put anything under it to keep it from getting cold from the cement floor of the garage? I have a 250 watt red heat light for the top.
     
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Gloribee69

    Gloribee69 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I'm a newbie too! I LOVE that you can have hens as long as you name them! That's great! [​IMG]
     
  4. curiositykt

    curiositykt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it is a really amusing rule. I feel a bit under pressure though to come up with clever names and then remember them! I have a feeling the hen house is going to have pictures and names laminated to it so everyone knows who's who!
     
  5. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Congrats!

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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    That sounds like my brooder setup and it works just fine
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     

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