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I just won 3 week old chicks. My birds were all brought straight to the coop in the Spring at 6 weeks and older. What the heck do I do with babies and how/when do I integrate them with my others?
 

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Get them in a brooder and get them a heat source, chick feed, and water.
Just curious but why in the world did you enter a contest for chicks if you weren't prepared?
 

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Put them in a cardboard box!! Then a light. Food, water, grass underneath them or paper towels! Make sure the light is the right temperature
 

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Get them in a brooder and get them a heat source, chick feed, and water.
Just curious but why in the world did you enter a contest for chicks if you weren't prepared?
You never really expect to win, do ya? If it's something that eats and poops, I'll win. If it's something that can keep me living somewhere tropical with a Rum buzz the rest of my life, naw, I won't win that. But I still try!!!
 

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You never really expect to win, do ya? If it's something that eats and poops, I'll win. If it's something that can keep me living somewhere tropical with a Rum buzz the rest of my life, naw, I won't win that. But I still try!!!
Pretty much....I NEVER win anything until today. Lol We hatched quail a few years ago for a 4H project for my son. My brother has the homemade brooder we used for them (Rubbermaid box with a lightbulb socket). He has a bigger grow out box that he used for his and our quail when we merged the chicks. I'm guessing I can use all that.
 

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You never really expect to win, do ya? If it's something that eats and poops, I'll win. If it's something that can keep me living somewhere tropical with a Rum buzz the rest of my life, naw, I won't win that. But I still try!!!
We have got to meet!!
 

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What kind of chicks did you win?
A silver laced wyandotte, a gold laced wyandotte, and a barred rock. Which is great because they're all kinds I've been drooling over. Lol
 

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Nice selection! What you do to win these? Sounds fun! Sorry, just curious minded... Lol
A local poultry person did a Facebook contest for Easter chicks. Who knew I'd get picked?! Lol
 

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Oh fun, congrats! This past Xmas. Petco's Facebook page had a "what is your pets wish list?" So I was bored and replied that mines wanted treats. I get a reply to my post saying Petco would like to send me a little something. A week later I got a $50 gift card to Petco in the mail. Cool!
 

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Oh fun, congrats! This past Xmas. Petco's Facebook page had a "what is your pets wish list?" So I was bored and replied that mines wanted treats. I get a reply to my post saying Petco would like to send me a little something. A week later I got a $50 gift card to Petco in the mail. Cool!
Dang! That's awesome!
 

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A silver laced wyandotte, a gold laced wyandotte, and a barred rock. Which is great because they're all kinds I've been drooling over. Lol
Nice mix!!! The wyandottes are going to be so pretty! I've never had one but they're very striking looking. I have 3 barred rocks. You're going to love the friendliness. Tillie talks my ear off whenever I'm around. :D She also demanding of occasional lap time. Of course, I have to oblige. What kind of chicken mom would I be if I didn't indulge them once in awhile. ;)
 

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Nice mix!!! The wyandottes are going to be so pretty! I've never had one but they're very striking looking. I have 3 barred rocks. You're going to love the friendliness. Tillie talks my ear off whenever I'm around. :D She also demanding of occasional lap time. Of course, I have to oblige. What kind of chicken mom would I be if I didn't indulge them once in awhile. ;)
I love talking to my birds. I tucked them in every night in the coop and talk to each one.
 

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Brought the newbies home today. All set up and cozy

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