my new chicks with pics!!!!!

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k4t1e195

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my new chicks with pics!!!!!
« on: May 28, 2010, 19:04 »

my home made brooder. it's not perfect but i'm new to this so will learn as i go.

all the chicks 5 girls and 1 boy. (boy on the far right)

the boy.

some of the girls.


hope you like the pics. i might be biast because they are mine but i think they are adorable.
1 dog -Chloe 1 cat - Oscar 2 hamsters - Flo and Tinkerbell 3 ferrets - Charlie, chip and rupert 3 light sussex - Madge, Henrietta and lucy-lou 2 black rocks - Peggy and Betty 1 puppy on the way i'm not mad i'm in love. :)

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 19:15 »
Cute. :)

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 19:31 »
awww they  are lovely, looks a nice setup or them :)

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dizzylizzie

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 19:58 »
Ahhh, lovely :D

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 19:59 »
thanks they are so cool. when you tap on the brooder they all come to the side and tap back.

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 22:22 »
Aww they are lovely!  one tip, if you have the red light on, they won't need the other one, I think too much bright light can stress them, and they will soon need more space to run around.  my biggest brooder box (apart from the sheds of course!) is an old kitchen wall cupboard laid on its back, my Brian put 4 legs on it for me and made a little weldmesh cover to go over the top.  You may find they will get very hot under that glass.  At the moment its got Joyfull's 4 Sablepoots in it!

Here's a photo of it, and a photo of my biggest brooder!

I'm not nit picking, just worried they could get too hot
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k4t1e195

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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 22:39 »
both lights have red bulbs the reason i put 2 on is because whenever i turn one off they huddle together. I put the glass on top to stop them jumping out because they are starting to try and use their wings a bit more. I will get something more suitable in the morning and change it. Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated their my first lot of chicks so any advice is good advice. :)

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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2010, 23:42 »
I don't suppose you've got a spare one, but what I use on my plastic brooder box, is an old metal fridge shelf!  its ideal as its quite heavy so they can't get it off if they try to fly upwards, but it lets the air circulate.

They will huddle together when they are resting anyway.  As you can see on that big box, I only have the one red lamp on.

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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2010, 16:27 »
Oh they are darling!
When I die I will slide in sideways, a glass of wine in one hand and chocolate in the other, screaming, "Whooo hooo!  What a ride!" as life is to be enjoyed to the fullest!

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2010, 17:16 »
How sweet, you must be SO happy  ;)  :D
All lives are precious.

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k4t1e195

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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2010, 21:06 »
thanks i am happy. Just wish i could keep them. They are going to a good home though. Got a new box for a brooder today and a bargain. Some wire to put over the top 1.5m for 1. From. Guess where. Poundland lol. Will put pics up when ive made it. X



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