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So my husband and I finally took the leap and got 6 chicks. 4 orpington and 2 australorp. We are brand new to raising chickens and they areally 4 days old. Other than standard temperature/ cleaning stuff and pasty butt is there anything else I need to be watching for? Thanks and I'm excited to be here!
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welcome-byc.gif hello I would just watch for any sort of discharge not eating or drinking as mentioned the pasty butt and what kind of bedding are u using
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Hi and welcome to BYC :frow The only thing i would suggest is to observe your chicks. If they are huddled together then they are cold and if they are avoiding the heat source like the plague, with beaks open, they are too warm. Chicks should alternate between warming themselves for a little while under the heat source and then bombing around, doing chick stuff.

 

If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken. Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box). In fact, the search box should become your best friend  Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

 

All the best

CT

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Oops, a double post...no worries, it happens. It just gives me a chance to say hello again! :frow

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Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

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Debby

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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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Howdy Texas,  glad to  have your join the BYC flock.

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