new at raising chicks

  1. A

    Soooo..... this forum is absolutely amazing!!

    I am very new to the hatching game and I have been struggling for a little while trying to get something to start the embryonic process but I haven’t had luck. I found this forum and read as much as I can and now I finally got my quail, chicken, and pigeon eggs to finally start embryo process...
  2. What I learned today

    What I learned today

    Today I learned chickens love spa treatments. Recently I moved to an Asian country and I quickly got chickens are very useful animals —of course because you can eat them and eat their eggs as well but also because they keep your yard clean of bugs, mice and snakes if they are small. So I got a...
  3. P

    MycoPlasma Meets Sour Crop Meets New Chicken Mama HELP

    I have a long story but RIGHT NOW I have a very sick chicken battling what I think to be SOUR CROP please help I will keep it to the pertinent details. 1. i got a flock of 10 “laying” 6 month old birds from a guy off Craigslist, bad idea, now I know...this man was not a bird man. He culled...
  4. ajsflock

    Struggling baby chick

    Cinnamon, one of my speckled sussex babies, seemed odd when we brought her home. The other three chicks would be running around, but Cinnamon just flopped over to sleep. At first we just joked about her being lazy, but after a couple days I realized something was wrong with her. I checked and...
  5. egreynolds

    Help Me 😩😩

    I came home from work to find a few chicks peaking out from under one of my hens. I look down and i see two chicks had been dropped out of the nesting box hatched & struggling. i picked them up got all of the ants off of them and immediately took them inside & placed them under a heat lap. I...
  6. C

    Upstate ny adk

    hello! I am vary excited to finally have chicken's of my own. I am new to owning them myself even though I have been around them before with friends growing up. I have 6 isa browns, 2 orphington,2 Barhams and I can't remember the other breed lol but I have 6 of them. I also have 6 ducks,1...
  7. F

    Need help sexing 5 week old chicken

    I bough six chicks from Tractor Supply labeled as “Asia Blacks” almost 5 weeks ago. However after doing some research I believe I ended up with four Barred Rocks and two Black Sexlinks. I’ve became quickly attached to this bird and need help determining the sex! This is my first time owning...
  8. deanna_bradley

    Adventure with Buff Brahma's

    So I am new to this site, as well as to raising chickens. Ive raised most other livestock, (hogs, rabbits, sheep, goats, list goes on) but chickens are definitely new to me. We were given 8 Buff Brahma Pullets, not sure the age still you. We were hoping to raise these chicks to eventually get a...
  9. B

    Dust baths for chicks/chickens!

    So I’ve been asking a lot of questions about my chicks and I am very greatful that you guys are answering me! But I had a question for dust bathes for chicks but I will later on use when they are grown up. This is my first flock that I have had and I have been reading that they need dust baths...
  10. D

    New to this forum and raising chickens.

    Hello everyone. My name is Diana and I just picked up my chicks yesterday. I have 6 total (fingers crossed for all females). I have 2 Easter eggs, 2 Spitzhauben’s, and 2 Svarthona’s. I currently have them in a spacious tall tote with a feeder and an ice cube tray with rocks and warm water. I...
  11. Djgm

    In hindsight...

    So, my girls are supposed to get here at the end of June. I'm just wondering what is it you wish you knew, bought, did different when you got your first chickens? Trying to be as prepared as possible before they get here lol.
  12. Djgm

    Hi all from NJ

    On June 29th I'll have my (hopefully all) girls! I've done lots of research so far, and I wanted a mix of good egg layers, and good with kids. Since it's my first time I went with 6 who look nothing alike lol.... Australorp, Buff Orpington, Speckled Susssex, Barred Rock, Delaware, and a New...
  13. baileeb

    New chicken mama

    Hello everyone!! My name is Bailee and I am a soon to be chick mom. We are planning on picking up 6 egg laying chicks this Weds and we do not know the exact breeds that will be available. We wanted to get chickens for new feathery friends and their eggs! I live on the east end of Long Island and...
  14. myfavholliday

    New to BYC AND Chickens!

    Hello everyone! I have been reading the BYC forums for the last 4 or 5 months and there is such a wealth of information here! My husband and I are brand new chicken keepers and we picked up our chicks from Meyer Hatchery in mid-March right around the time of Ohio's mandated stay-at-home order...
  15. Pixelsaurus

    New to raising chickens - jumping in with both feet

    Hi everyone, During this strange time of shelter-in-place, I had a crazy idea to convert our old playhouse into a chicken coop. On the day our state implemented the shelter-in-place order (March 30th) we stopped by the local Tractor Supply and bought 6 pullets, feed, waterer and feeder. We had...
  16. 0ddaudd

    Advice For First Time Raising Brand New Chicks And Ducklings?

    Hey! So I'm about to be a parent of a few day old Rhode Island White chicks and a Pekin duck. I just wanted to hop on here and ask for some basic advice. I know the chicks should have a heat lamp of around 99-100 degrees the first few days, so what is the best lamp y'all have used? And what...
  17. L

    Learning chicken

    I moved to KY four months ago. Our property has a chicken coop already on it. We (kids and I) have been reading The chicken chick's guide to Backyard Chickens. We have cleaned out the coop - they went the deep bedding method. We are going to put down a floor. We have read and read about the...
  18. O

    Adopted by a single Guinea - Need Advise

    Hello - I did not have chickens - I just got adopted by a single Guinea, I live just outside of town on a rectangle 3 acres - deep lot. About 2 weeks ago a Guinea chicken showed up. Running around franticly all over screaming and sometimes in circles. Up and down the street to the neighbors...
  19. Chickmamaa209

    800$ brand new chicken coop for 300$...500$ SAVE!!!!

    hello friends and chicken family. Today I went to purchase a coop for my 2 week old chicks and decided to get the Snap & lock large chicken coop. It was on display for 300$ at my local tractor supply BUT its normally 800$ purchase online. I was a little confused because I have seen the same coop...
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