The gang is arriving tomorrow...YIKES?!?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CountryCentinel, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. CountryCentinel

    CountryCentinel Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, it has finally come, we have 26 chicks showing up tomorrow, and somehow I sense life will never be the same... LOL!

    I have a makeshift brooder set up, cardboard walls, newspaper on the floor with pine shavings on top, a 250W light (Our ecoglow came broken), and some chick feeders/waterer.

    Snow is coming and my coop is unfinished, so I will have to get that done in the shop over the next couple weeks (Chicks go out in the coop at 4-6 weeks right?).

    We are anxious, but yet excited!
     
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  2. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 18 coming tomorrow from Ideal! The kids are so excited they can't stand it! ....wait....I think I'm just as excited lol...
     
  3. CountryCentinel

    CountryCentinel Out Of The Brooder

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  4. kimf

    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post pics when you can! I have 7 four week olds and am already planning for more in the Spring!! [​IMG] Trying to get my son's Biology teacher to do eggs so i can sneak a few roos in and hopefully find a quiteish one to keep. [​IMG] Shhh--don't tell DH!
     
  5. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    enjoy!! So much fun [​IMG] we just moved ours out to the coop last week- we are having some unusually warm weather the next few days and this morning my kids and I were outside in the sun watching chicken TV, my daughter hugged me and said MOM THANK YOU SO MUCH for getting us chickens, I LOVE them [​IMG]
     
  6. CountryCentinel

    CountryCentinel Out Of The Brooder

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    How big was your brooders?

    Can you share how he development went as to where they lived, in what, and when... ;-)

    Thanks!
     
  7. NinnyGillaspie

    NinnyGillaspie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, Life will never be the same again!! I've wanted chickens for a long time, and finally got some last year. 6 white leghorn hens, and 1 white leghorn roo. They are my friends, and have helped my depression and anxiety very much. Whenever I feel panic coming on, I just go outside to the coop and watch them. They are amazing!! And... fresh eggs everyday. They have added beauty to my life.[​IMG]
     
  8. CountryCentinel

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    Awesome...
     
  9. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How come there's no green faced jealous smilie?? I want to do it again! My chickens are almost 6 months old and it seems like just yesterday they were tiny little balls of fluff. Good luck and enjoy! btw, I think for the moment you can get away with less than 52 sq ft.
     
  10. RioLindoAz

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    I'm sure your brooder is of sufficient size. They do not need 2sqft each. Thats insane.
    Full -grown bantam chickens need 2sqft/bird and standard size chickens need 4.
     

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