What do the terms Mean?? DH EE etc... And how big should my brooder be

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by starck5, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. starck5

    starck5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just informed today that my 9 chicks are coming next wednesdsay. Panic has begun.

    Is there a sq ft recomendation for the brooder. I have 3 chicks 3 wks old and 9 new chicks coming next week. The box is 18 x 26 and 2ft tall.

    Also, is there some where I can see a list of terms. I keep seeing things like DH and EE and DE. What does it all mean?

    Thanks
    Sarah

    The smelt are running!!
     
  2. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH is darling husband or dumber half, depending on the situation [​IMG]
    EE is an Easter Egger, a mutt form of Americauna or Aracauna
    DD is darling daughter
    DE is diatomaceous earth
    MIL would be mother-in-law, etc.
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    day olds need about 0.5 square feet per chick for the first 10-14 days. Then increase to 1 sq ft per chick. That will need to increase again around the 4 week mark.

    DH = Dear Husband
    DW = Dear Wife
    DD = Dear Daughter
    DS = Dear Son

    EE = easter egger
    DE = Diatomaceous Earth

    Matt
     
  4. Alphagamchick

    Alphagamchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH could also mean darn, darn or dang husband!!!
     

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