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Hi all!
Kristin from CT here! In two weeks I'm hoping to get chicks for this first time! Tips? Tricks? Advice? I'll take it all. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the information. Thanks in advance smile.png
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Hi, Kristin, welcome to BYC.  Click on 'The Learning Center' located at the top of the page, and then go to the forums and study and question away.  Good luck with your chicks.

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Nice to meet you Kristin.  You may also enjoy "Raising Backyard chickens," forum  - there is a section on raising chicks.

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Hi Kristen and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

 

These links may help you out for starters, but there lots of info and the search engine is very good.

 

 

 

All the best

CT

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Rooster? Or too early to tell??
Hello everyone smile.png Looking for advice. My flock is just under 5 weeks old and I have a mixed bunch of Rhode islands, Barred Rocks and two Columbian/Wyandottes. I'm growing concerned that I may have a rooster on my hands which makes me sad as I've grown quite attached to this one in the flock. However, I could be wrong as I am brand new to raising chickens. I've attached a few pics in hopes of some answers. The comb is quite larger and I got them all at the same time.



I'm hoping those pics upload. Two different chickens but same breed. The one with the larger comb I'm concerned could be my rooster.

Thoughts??
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Rooster? Or too early to tell??
Hello everyone smile.png Looking for advice. My flock is just under 5 weeks old and I have a mixed bunch of Rhode islands, Barred Rocks and two Columbian/Wyandottes. I'm growing concerned that I may have a rooster on my hands which makes me sad as I've grown quite attached to this one in the flock. However, I could be wrong as I am brand new to raising chickens. I've attached a few pics in hopes of some answers. The comb is quite larger and I got them all at the same time.



I'm hoping those pics upload. Two different chickens but same breed. The one with the larger comb I'm concerned could be my rooster.

Thoughts??

The one in the second picture is a cockerel.

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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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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