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Hey there!

 

I'm very excited to start a new experience of being a chicken owner! I've been fascinated with chickens for a while and have been dreaming of owning my own chickens for quite some time and that time is about to come! I pick up my first baby chicks March 31st! I've been quite a nerd about it by doing tons of research and asking my fellow co-workers, who have chickens of their own, and apparently, I may be over doing it a little. :P But I'd rather be over prepared than not at all.

 

But I've been reading these forums for a while and I'm very excited to share my fellow fascination with others and looking forward to getting more insight from you!

 

Pictures to follow :D

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Hi everyone! Sorry Maryland Newbie, I wanted to say hi to you and everyone and for two d a ys I have been trying to find where to post and all I find is reply!
I'm new to chicks, although my husband grew up on a farm. We just got a dozen chicks and we are loving it already! So entertaining! I've read up on chicks but I do have a few questions. ..our babies are two weeks old now, at what age can we feed them sprouted seeds? Do they usually eat anything you give them, or do you have to introduce new foods a couple of times before they like it? They act like our babies so maybe they eat like them too!
Thank you all so much, I've already learned so much reading through posts! Have a great evening!
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Hey there!

 

I'm very excited to start a new experience of being a chicken owner! I've been fascinated with chickens for a while and have been dreaming of owning my own chickens for quite some time and that time is about to come! I pick up my first baby chicks March 31st! I've been quite a nerd about it by doing tons of research and asking my fellow co-workers, who have chickens of their own, and apparently, I may be over doing it a little. :P But I'd rather be over prepared than not at all.

 

But I've been reading these forums for a while and I'm very excited to share my fellow fascination with others and looking forward to getting more insight from you!

 

Pictures to follow :D


Hi and welcome to BYC. I'm sure you are very excited - not long to go before you get your chicks. 

If you check out this link you may find it useful. 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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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 the run.
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Hi everyone! Sorry Maryland Newbie, I wanted to say hi to you and everyone and for two d a ys I have been trying to find where to post and all I find is reply!
I'm new to chicks, although my husband grew up on a farm. We just got a dozen chicks and we are loving it already! So entertaining! I've read up on chicks but I do have a few questions. ..our babies are two weeks old now, at what age can we feed them sprouted seeds? Do they usually eat anything you give them, or do you have to introduce new foods a couple of times before they like it? They act like our babies so maybe they eat like them too!
Thank you all so much, I've already learned so much reading through posts! Have a great evening!


Hi and welcome to BYC. Where you see "Post a reply", theres another box immediately to the right of it that says "start a new thread" - hope that helps. Assuming you have your chicks in a brooder, then its good practice to ensure that they have a source of grit before giving them anything other than starter feed.

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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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

 

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