YO GEORGIANS! :)

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by SeramaSweetie, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I were you... leave the heat lamp on. It's 90 degrees under the lamp, but the rest of the brooder is probably cooler, so it gives THEM the chance to choose what temperature they want.

    In this photo, it looks like they are "comfortable" because they are all scattered around and mostly doing chickie-type things. They're eating, drinking, moving around, and falling asleep in a small pile with each other. That's perfect.

    When a hen takes care of the chicks, they spend VERY little time underneath her after the first three days or so. Once they get out of the nest and learn to walk, eat, forage, etc., they usually only go under her at night. On chilly days, she'll stop in the middle of nowhere and let them get back under her for a bit to warm up. And then it's back out to forage and play. So the fact that they aren't under the heat lamp, tells me it's not too cold. And doing normal chickie things tells me it's not actually too hot either. Plus the little small pile of sleeping chicks next to the water says they aren't too hot - because they still pile up to sleep. Well, mostly. Lol!

    HOWEVER, when you turned the heat lamp off and they all suddenly snuggled up underneath where it was and got into a tight bunch, that told me it might be too chilly. So leave the heat lamp on, and you can leave it at the height it is at, too. Just make sure they have room to get away from it, like you seem to have done, and don't put the food or water under it (which you've also done). They're fine where they are.
     
  2. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not I. Just a "normal" day here, except my sister rented one of those professional carpet cleaners from Wal-mart and plans to do the entire house. Don't see it going over well, but we'll see how far she gets!
     
  3. GAFarmGirl87

    GAFarmGirl87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable!!
    I did the BIG project yesterday. (Tractor). Today I'll be fixing new nipple waterers. It's going to be a beautiful day!
     
  4. nuttinfancy

    nuttinfancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to see how many eggs you can fit in there!

    That's something I NEED to do but every time I consider the idea, it rains. We haven't gotten a great established lawn yet so hubby and pooch would just ruin all my hard work by lunch.
     
  5. nuttinfancy

    nuttinfancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Waterers are a big priority on my list-I am so tired of cleaning those 1 and 2 gallon plastic ones everyday.
     
  6. debgal

    debgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shhhhhhh, yes I am but I haven't come out of the closet yet,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
  7. debgal

    debgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Morning all. Another day of burning limbs and those dang thorny trees limbs. :weee this morning I discovered something tried to get in the coop from the access door inside the barn. Time to reenforce and set a trap.
     
  8. ChristyinGA

    ChristyinGA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bradford pear. Hate those things.
     
  9. Flowerbh

    Flowerbh Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks. No chance of other roosters. We rehome them as soon as they crow. (Renters don't like them). Anyway, it will be months from now anyway.
     
  10. GAMarans

    GAMarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have to have that policy too ... "when they crow, they go"

    So glad not to have to worry about that anymore.
     
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