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Hi All,

I am completely new to chickens and sort of impulsively bought 6 egg laying pullets from tractor supply. My three kids and I are super excited! Admittedly, I do not know a lot about chickens and a friend of mine referred me to this site. I could use any suggestions, links to threads that may be helpful, tips etc. I got 3 australorp and 3 yellow-but will be white I am told- pullets. I do have a decent size cage from a friend of mine that used to be a rabbit hutch and has plenty of room for them. The are in my garage and I am worried it may be too cold but they lived through last night and the forecast shows it will be getting warmer and last night was the last of the cold. I do have the heat lamp of course with the red bulb, bedding and waterer and feeder. But, that's about it! I am super excited and looking forward to gaining lots of knowledge from all of you chicken experts!

Thanks!

Lori
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Hi Lori and welcome to BYC.

 

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 (http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). 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
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Hi Lori, :welcome

 

Those cute little chicks will grow quickly so I hope you're getting some plans made up for a coop and possibly a run. Be sure to build the coop as large as you can, crowded chickens are unhappy, crabby chickens. There are some great ideas for coops here:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

 

And if you have questions about building it, you can ask those here:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

 

Good luck to you!

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