Yikes!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dovecanyon, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 12 day old Barred Rock just flew out of the 36" tall brooder! Is this normal? Sheesh, it's a good thing our warm weather is holding... out they go tomorrow. My dog almost got to her before I did. I put a cover over it for tonight.
     
  2. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope out does not mean outside as they are two young for that... yes this is normal and i just always cover my brooders... depending on where you are putting them i would leave them i the brooder for around 3 weeks...
     
  3. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope out does not mean outside as they are two young for that...

    Our daytime temp is 76-81 and nights are 55-60. And, of course, I will put the heat lamp out there for them as well. But, my dog is a bird chaser, and I cannot have them flying around my dining room. They will be in a protected area.​
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    At 12 days old they should have temps of no less than 85 degrees. If they have a heat lamp at all times then they should be fine. They will get chilled at 76 degrees.
     

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