WHO IS EXPECTING APRIL CHICKS?????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by realsis, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! I'm getting new chicks at the end of April at rural king. I would love to have a maran I've heard they lay chocolate colored eggs!
     
  2. Bdaychicks15

    Bdaychicks15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my word that awful!
     
  3. Bdaychicks15

    Bdaychicks15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting chicks in like 11 days
     
  4. WyoJax

    WyoJax Out Of The Brooder

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    How awful! That is one of the biggest reasons why I decided to do the Mama Heating Pad instead of the heat lamp. DH and I are gone for 11+ hours four days a week.
    My little ones came home last weekend and so far are doing well even through a little bout of Coccidiosis. It was a very fast learning experience! My three year old couldn't be happier!
     
  5. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a question about those pads, are they thermostaticaly regulated (in English: can you set the temperature)? How big are they?
    And what exactly is a DH? [​IMG]
     
  6. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    you CAN buy the pads that have a thermostat. I have one for germinating seeds that goes to 100degrees.my tortoises are using it now. I WAS going to use it for chicks but when I checked it mine just didn't feel like the temperature it was registering. I went ahead and broke down and got a Brinsea Ecoglow 20 radiant heat brooder. I've wanted one for Years but the price put me off. I found the 20 chick brooder for 10% off online at Wayfair so I went ahead and got it. it's supposed to be cheaper to run than the lamp so I hope it works out... DH means Dear Husband I think??
     
  7. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Sunbeam ones that are used the most (because they have an "always on" feature) have six levels of heat. Since the principle is based off contact heat instead of radiant heat, you don't have to measure the exact temperature. You instead base the level on the behavior of the chicks. If they are all sleeping on top of it instead of under it, probably too hot so turn it down. Level 6 is rarely needed except when ambient temps are near freezing such as when you're brooding outside in the winter.
     
  8. poodlechicks

    poodlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting 15 ornamental layers from MMcM the week of April 11. I'm counting the days! FlyWheel, you might want to check the "mama heating pad in the brooder" thread. I'm going to use this method for the first time and got a lot of useful info there.
     
  9. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Wow mine hatch and ship out on April 11th too!!! When did you order yours? I ordered mine back in January! Talk about a long wait!I choose a April hatch in hopes of better weather as well as a only 3 chick minimum. I did however order 10 chicks. how about you?what Breeds did you get? I got one female "Suprise Breed", Seven Female Barred Rocks, One Female Golden Cuckoo Maran, and One Female Silver Penciled Rock. Please say a little prayer for my Chicks Healthy and alive arrival from their long trip and I will say a prayer for the same for yours!let's post pictures when they arrive! I'm so excited! ♡♡
     
  10. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting mine the 27 I think. We chose also to get them in April because the weather because two years ago we got them in March it was so cold and snowy we had to keep them in the house until the middle of April
     

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