Where can i brood new chicks???

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Where can i brood new chicks???
« on: April 21, 2008, 14:20 »
Can i brood new chicks without a lamp in a warm lounge near a radiator?

On the other hand...

Can i brood them in a cold garage with a heat lamp.

Not sure where is best for them. Don't know if it makes any dif but they will be a mixture of maister gris, silkies and cochins.

I do feel that i have counted the chickens before they hatch but i have candled 12 eggs today and 8 appear to be developing well - how many do you think i might end up with? I have to say that i was not expecting 8 to get this far!!

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Where can i brood new chicks???
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 21:44 »
We brooded ours in a warm back bedroom with a heat lamp. That way we could wean them off it by raising it and eventually turning it off during the day till they didnt need it at all. However - they made a racket at night when they got bigger (we did have fifteen though for last batch).

It is so tempting to be wondering about how many will hatch isnt it? We have some due this thursday and majority looked fertile and developing when we last candled but I'm still working on the thought that if any at all hatch i will be over the moon! Im trying not to let myself get dissapointed but ask me again come thursday and I'm sure it will be different story!

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 22:00 »
Good luck with your hatch, let us know how you get on :D

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 22:02 »
do you think a garage with a heat lamp would be too cold?



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