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Hello I am new to all of this. On Pintetest, I kept seeing BYC and had no idea what it was. Now, I do and am so excited. I have 6 (4-5 week pullets from Tractor Supply not sure of breed) and 2 (2 week old Plymouth Barred Rock pullets). Going to build coop next weekend and looking forward to researching on here.
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Alright :welcome great to have you joining the BYC flock :frow

 

 

 

 

 

BYC has a very useful Learning Center :caf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good luck with your flock :cd

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Are the older & younger chicks all in the same brooder?.  Even a week or two can make a big difference in size.  The big ones may trample the small ones, or bully them away from food and water.  Plus the older chicks  don't need as much heat as the younger ones.  At 2 weeks or so of age,  the pecking order starts forming  and the littles will be at the bottom of the heap.  They would do best in a separate broody that caters to just them.

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I kept them apart and was informed they should be put together so the pecking order happens and they know their place. I put them in for short periods of time and now they are together all the time. They are getting along fine. When the bigger ones are drinking water the two little ones walk under them to get to the water too and the older ones let them. During the times I check on them, they older ones sleep off to the side of the heat lamp (not directly under) and now the two little ones prefer to scoot in between them and all you see is their little black heads amongst the yellow chicks. I hope I did the right thing.
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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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Well, the Mill where I picked up the two Barred Rocks told me to do that. I need all the advice I can get. Brand new at all of this. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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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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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