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Hi! We received our very first chicks on May 12th - they will be 4 weeks tomorrow! We have two Rhode Island Reds and two Silver Laced Wyandottes. They seem so big already... We have already had to change their enclosure setup twice because they started flying at two weeks. Today I walked out to the garage and one was standing on the waterer just peeking out of the fencing and looking around - so it looks like we need to switch it up again. 

 

These are photos of them from last week, but they gained so many feathers this week that they already look so different from here. 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! What beutiful chicks you have there love.gif They sure can catch you out with how fast they learn to escape!! I've had my fair few good flyers in the past but had to nip that one in the bud.

Wishing you the very best of luck with them in the future. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help.

Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

Aww....they are adorable!! They sure do grow fast. And learn to fly quick!  

 

Enjoy your cutie pies and we do welcome you to our flock! :-)

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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You just need to put a wire cover on the run or pen where you keep them.

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post #5 of 6

Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your little flock - very cute!

 

At 4 weeks, depending on where you live and the current temperatures, your escape artists should be ready for the coop. Heres a link to threads that may help

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=Brooder+to+coop

 

All the best

CT

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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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