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We have decided to get three chicks, and I was wondering if anybody had any advice that would not be found in any informational books or websites.
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:welcome  glad you have joined us.

 

My answers:

 

1- Here.  There are so many helpful, experienced folks on BYC and you have come to the right place.  

 

2-If you haven't already done so, visit the Learning Center - there are so many great articles to help you get started.

 

3- Consider 4 or 5 - they are happier in flocks and a couple of extras will buffer any early losses.

 

4- Build your coop/run larger than the minimum if you want happy, healthy hens.

 

5- With a small flock, get your chicks from a source that sexes them to improve the chances of drawing gals and avoiding an unwanted roo.

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Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by sunflour View Post

welcome-byc.gif   glad you have joined us.

My answers:

1- Here.  There are so many helpful, experienced folks on BYC and you have come to the right place.  

2-If you haven't already done so, visit the Learning Center - there are so many great articles to help you get started.

3- Consider 4 or 5 - they are happier in flocks and a couple of extras will buffer any early losses.

4- Build your coop/run larger than the minimum if you want happy, healthy hens.

5- With a small flock, get your chicks from a source that sexes them to improve the chances of drawing gals and avoiding an unwanted roo.

Thank you so much! I will consider all of your advice. Very helpful.
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Originally Posted by sunflour View Post

welcome-byc.gif   glad you have joined us.

My answers:

1- Here.  There are so many helpful, experienced folks on BYC and you have come to the right place.  

2-If you haven't already done so, visit the Learning Center - there are so many great articles to help you get started.

3- Consider 4 or 5 - they are happier in flocks and a couple of extras will buffer any early losses.

4- Build your coop/run larger than the minimum if you want happy, healthy hens.

5- With a small flock, get your chicks from a source that sexes them to improve the chances of drawing gals and avoiding an unwanted roo.

Thank you so much! I will consider all of the above. Very helpful.
post #5 of 9
Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from Sunflour so I'll just say hello! :frow

 

All the best

CT

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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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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Originally Posted by CTKen View Post

Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from Sunflour so I'll just say hello! frow.gif


All the best
CT
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! smile.png

Thank you both!
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Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock  :weee

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