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The day my mom brought me the chicks, I was calling every pet store in the area looking for chick feed. I googled the known feed stores near me and all were no closer than 30 miles in each direction. I saw we could order it online but I needed the feed today. So I called my sister who used to live by where I worked and she had chickens. She told me of a feed store that sold chick food. So on my lunch break I drove down to the feed store. Got my chick starter food and hurried back to work. Still so excited to get home to my chicks (haven't even meet them yet). I hurried home and they were thriving. They loved the chicken feed and Edward built a great starter home. I had read of ways to help identified them using different band types. So I grabbed my daughters wonder loom kit and with her help color coded my chicks. The all looked amazing and we're doing great.

P.S. I found out that they are White Leghorn Chicks.







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Welcome! Those are some cute chicks. When you get time, check out the learning center, it is filled with great info
http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
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Originally Posted by janeyiswright View Post

The day my mom brought me the chicks, I was calling every pet store in the area looking for chick feed. I googled the known feed stores near me and all were no closer than 30 miles in each direction. I saw we could order it online but I needed the feed today. So I called my sister who used to live by where I worked and she had chickens. She told me of a feed store that sold chick food. So on my lunch break I drove down to the feed store. Got my chick starter food and hurried back to work. Still so excited to get home to my chicks (haven't even meet them yet). I hurried home and they were thriving. They loved the chicken feed and Edward built a great starter home. I had read of ways to help identified them using different band types. So I grabbed my daughters wonder loom kit and with her help color coded my chicks. The all looked amazing and we're doing great.

P.S. I found out that they are White Leghorn Chicks.







Welcome to BYC! Those are some cute chicks. Prepare for lots of eggs if you have a few pullets.

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your chicks celebrate.gif They are just adorable love.gif
I'm pleased to hear you got them started on chick feed, a good start on good food is needed so they can become strong healthy birds.
Wishing you the very best of luck with your new babies. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

Enjoy BYC frow.gif
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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They may peck at the red leg bands  - chickens are strongly attracted to  red/blood etc.   Welcome to BYC.  Leghorns are very good layers.

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post #7 of 9

Welcome!!! Chickens can and will become an addition. Who knew they could be so entertaining? Pets with benefits, if you will.

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They may peck at the red leg bands  - chickens are strongly attracted to  red/blood etc.   Welcome to BYC.  Leghorns are very good layers.

Yes, I'm aware they are attracted to red but we didn't have any issues with it. But we have changed it from red to blue just to be safe. 🐥
Edited by janeyiswright - 12/19/15 at 8:21pm
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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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