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I am receiving a 2-week old chicken today from someone looking for a home for her. I have never raised chickens before but am excited to learn and and then possibly add about 4-5 more chickens to keep as pets and for eggs. I have five kids at home all happy to help too! Any advice would be appreciated! All I know is this new baby needs to be kept warm inside our house and fed.
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:welcome

 

Since she is going to be your only chick, be prepared for her to be lonely. Chickens are flock animals, so if she won't have any feathered buddies for a while, try putting a soft stuffed toy and an unbreakable mirror in with her.

 

There are several articles in the Learning Center on raising chicks, so take a look those and if you have questions, you can post them here:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

 

Good luck!

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Hi and :welcome - glad that you have joined us. I agree with NFCs sentiments re: getting more chicks as soon as you can.

 

All the best

CT

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Welcome to BYC.  She will need a brooder  with a  with heat lamp positioned over part of the brooder so she can decide if she needs the heat or a cooler area

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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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