Winter Chicks in Nevada!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kcbrier, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. kcbrier

    kcbrier Hatching

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    We just moved to a house in Nevada and are excited to have received our first batch of Plymouth Barred Rock chicks. We're raising them in the house for the first week, at least because of the extremes of temperatures. We are able to keep them warm, but have a hard time in the day keeping them cool. I've solved that with lots of good suggestions on this board - so many thanks. We are using a two box brooder so they can move in and out of the hotter side. I also installed a Lux temperature outlet that cuts off if the heat gets too high in the cooler section. When I move them outside, I'm thinking of adding another Lux to turn a second light on if it gets too cold (like a sudden cold front or a blown bulb).
    I'm going to keep reading and learning, but right now, we're also just enjoying our little peeps.
    Karen
     

  2. ImpulsiveFarmer

    ImpulsiveFarmer Songster

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    You don't want to keep them in the house for long. I tried to brood chicks in my basement over winter, the dust was unreal. I still shudder when I think of the mess they made.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  4. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello Karen and welcome to BYC from Kentucky!


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  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Karen! We ended up putting our chicks out into a coop turned brooder, we added a heat lamp as well as a second reg 60 watt closer to them in case the one bulb burns out, dont want them to freeze to death here. Sounds like you got a great fix working!

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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  9. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Songster

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    Hi and :welcome so glad you joined us!!! :weee
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Karen, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Best of luck with your barred rocks!!!
     

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