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Hi, All,

It's cold and snowy out, so naturally it's time to reserve chicks! Ha. We have three backyard hens now (one not laying and all three inherited as adults so I have zero chick experience) and we've decided to expand the flock to 6. We've reserved three Silver Laced Cochin chicks that we'll pick up on the 19th of February. I've found a brooding kit that I think will work well. My plan is to keep them in the house (cozy basement with their corral and light and whatnot), and then move them to the garage when they get bigger with a light set up. Suggestions? It can snow here in May, so what am I looking at in terms of time inside? Also, any suggestions for introducing them to the existing flock? Thanks, all. Happy to be here!
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:welcome

 

The time inside will probably depend on your weather/temperature and when the chicks are fully feathered.  As for introducing them to the existing flock, there's an excellent article about that in the Learning Center:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

 

You'll have fun with the new little chicks, they are really cute and entertaining!

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Welcome to Backyard chickens.  You may want to join your state thread and  find out how other locals handle brooding chicks. I also suggest you visit the Learning Center which is a great place to start a poultry education.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you are in the right place for anything and everything chicken! 

 

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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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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I would spend the time and read the momma heating pad thread. Consider starting them in the garage. I have brooded chicks with a hen in the barn in a snow storm. They were fine and feathered out faster than house chicks.
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