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Hello from northern Illinois!

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I'm so excited! We just got our tiny backyard brood today. (black australorp chicks) I'm so glad to have found this online community--I'm sure I'll have more than a few questions along the way. smile.png
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We're glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new flock. This is a great site for chicken owners, you can also check out the learning center articles. There's tons of great information in there.
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This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
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post #3 of 9

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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post #4 of 9

Hi and welcome to BYC. Congrats on your new flock. 

 

These links may help a little

 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.
 
All the best
CT
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It's pretty nippy in Northern Illinois.  Do you have them in a brooder with heat lamp etc?  Don't think spring is ever coming.   If you put Illinois in the search box, if will come up and you can post on the state thread.  Others will be glad to answer your questions and  help you locate what you need.

 

If you need to  find out sex etc.  At 6 weeks you can post photos at "what breed or gender is this."  Sellers are not often  upfront about this.

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Originally Posted by drumstick diva View Post

It's pretty nippy in Northern Illinois.  Do you have them in a brooder with heat lamp etc?  Don't think spring is ever coming.   If you put Illinois in the search box, if will come up and you can post on the state thread.  Others will be glad to answer your questions and  help you locate what you need.

If you need to  find out sex etc.  At 6 weeks you can post photos at "what breed or gender is this."  Sellers are not often  upfront about this.

Hi! They are inside--in a brood box with a lamp and the curious eyes of kids and friendly old dogs 😊 Thanks so much for the tips!
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Hi and welcome to BYC. Congrats on your new flock. 

These links may help a little

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.
 
All the best
CT
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Thank you so much! My family is so excited smile.png
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Welcome.

 

And raising those first chicks is exciting. 

 

Heat lamp is pretty much a must. But so is CAUTION.

Be careful, and watchful with that lamp. Attach it in such

a manner that it CAN NOT FALL.

 

Spook.

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