They are here

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ladyride, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    16 baby broilers are here I forget how small those little critters are. All alive here in less than 24 hours of shipping. Everyone has eat, drank & of course pooed. They are set up in the brooder in their tractor . Thanks to everyone on here for giving me the courage to try them. Now to watch them grow for my table. Thanks Ideal. [​IMG]
     
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  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Congrats!!! Where did you get them from? Take a pic of those little buggars if you can.
     
  3. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got them from Ideal appears they they sent 1 extra will try to post pics in am was sooo busy today
     
  4. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    baby pics & their setup keep in mind the tractor is not quite complete yet still gathering roofing materials have to pick up today & the wheels. the brooder [​IMG] the babies [​IMG] [​IMG] so tiny the tractor [​IMG]
     
  5. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice tractor. I need to start getting my ideas together. I just got my 5 colored broilers from ideal yesterday plus I got a couple extra dark cornish roos and I got some other sexlink roos. I'm supplenting their chick starter with half game bird starter for the first 3 weeks to get them off to a good start. That really puts the bulk on them.
     
  6. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using wood pellets for bedding?

    I really like you tractor. Will you keep them in there until freezer camp?
     
  7. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yep on wood pellets they had paper towels was changing when made pics. they will live there til camp kenmore [​IMG]
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats and good luck. [​IMG]
     
  9. eds500

    eds500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like your holiday season will be filled with fresh, backyard grown chicken meat. I like your brooder alot. Nice setup. Please post back on your progress.
     
  10. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 16 still alive & have doubled in size in 1 week . We have had some ranging temps lately they are hardier than we think. They are in a tractor with a light we have made some adjustments to maintain temps at 80. Daytime gets to 90 but nighttime has been around 80.Outside temps are 80's nightime 60's. We have had a couple with pasty butt. But they are growing like nothing I have ever seen. As long as this trend continues I am sure we will be happy with the outcome.They will be hardened so to speak before the light goes away I think.
     
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