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Hi! We're The Foy Family from Corpus Christi, TX!

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Good evening everyone.  So we are brand new to this, and this forum has been a huge lifesaver!  From tips on chicken toys to whether or not it is okay if they are sometimes eating the sand I put in the chicks brooder for dust baths. 

 

We recently purchased 8 chicks....we are allowed 7 within our city limits but were told to get an extra because it was normal for one or two to not survive.

 

All of our chicks are growing like weeds, and now we are in a panic to get the coop finished, we expected to have more time, but their wing and tail feathers are in, starting to get back feathers and they have tripled in size. 

 

I think we are feeding them too well or something =p

 

It would seem that we may have 1-2 males in the batch which are not allowed within the city limits, but only time will tell.

 

Pic is of the chicks in their first brooder, taken on March 5th (we have since moved them to a bigger, more secure one to protect them from the cat)

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:welcome

 

Cute chicks you have there, thanks for sharing a photo. Yes, they do grow quickly...hope the coop is well underway!

 

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

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Hi and welcome to BYC - great to hear that the site has been useful to you in the past, and now you are member, i hope its even more useful!

 

Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful.
 
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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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When they are  6-8 weeks old you can post photos at  "what breed or gender is this,"  to find out   how many boys, girls you have.

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Out of 8 chicks, most of them are brown and white with an about equal amount of both colors, two, however are very white, and they had lighter colored stripes when they were still puff balls, that's what has us thinking they are males, i'll post pics in a couple of more weeks if there is still doubt. ^_^

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