new chick mom

  1. P

    Hello!

    Thank you to all who post here! I can't begin to say how many times I have looked up information on BackYard Chickens! My husband likes to refers to me as the crazy chicken lady....I started my journey with my girls in October, well, I purchased the coop then. I actually waited until April to...
  2. Meggi3mous3

    Need helping determining my chicks breed(s)

    I'm new to this whole raising chickens thing. Would love some help! Any and all is appreciated. And 1st question is: can someone help me with what chicken breeds I have. This is Coco. TSC said she/he is an Amerucana. This is Fluffy. I was told she was also an Amerucana. This is Bella. TSC...
  3. A

    New chicken momma

    I am new to this group and have learned a lot through reading posts on this site. I had been wanting to get some chickens for a long time. So my mother gave me a dozen eggs and an incubator to use for my birthday. The eggs have hatched just in time for Mother's Day. My girls and I have patiently...
  4. The Inspired Mom

    Newbie🐥. Homeschool mama to 6

    Hi there, I’m a newbie to backyard chickens;) the forum & literally😄 I’m a homeschool mama to 6 kiddos, business owner & love to use natural solutions to many things in our home. I’ve wanted chickens for 10 years now but I was so busy nursing my own babies it just wasn’t the right time...
  5. 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...
  6. Pinkchick_7

    New back yard city farmer!

    Hola!! It has been my desire to have chickens for a few years now, my son was like, I've been wanting that too. And before i knew it he bought a few pullets (The extensive vocabulary that I had to learn and still learning!!) We have 7 hens, started with 13. Sold 2, gave 2 away and have lost 2 :(...
  7. C

    Splayed legs.

    Hello All, I am very new to chickens and chicks. Two days ago my first broody hen hatched 13 eggs. 11 are healthy and strong but 2 have issues with their legs. I read about splayed legs and have fashioned small “braces” for the two of them, however I am unsure if one may have a paralyzed leg...
  8. NanaOfZanitas

    New/Old chickie Nana from Kingman AZ

    Hi, My name is Iris, aka Nana, aka Gameblossom on video games. I'm in Kingman AZ, outside of city limits but still close enough to deal with neighbours. I grew up on a farm in Oregon *many moons ago* but one of my favourite parts (besides picking wild berries all summer and running around my...
  9. B

    New chicken parents!

    Hey all! My name is Brittany. My husband and I just got our first two chicks yesterday (I wanted 4. Booo). We got 2 Rhode Island reds and are keeping them inside for now (they’re days old). My main reason for getting chickens is fresh eggs. We have a 9.5 month old daughter and 2 dogs (chihuahua...
  10. ChristianChicken

    New from AR!

    Hi there! My name is Haley, I’m 23 from AR, and I’ve never raised chickens before! I grew up on a farm with horses, dogs, rabbits, cats, etc. but never chickens! Recently my job (I work in ministry) received 12 chickens for education for the kids and I’m taking care of them! I thought it was...
  11. Krazy_chicken_lady1205

    Help should I be concerned about poop stuck to my baby chicks butt

    Should I be concerned about a piece of poop stuck to my 5 day old chicks butt, it’s not pasty butt but I fear if I leave it, it may turn into pasty butt, how do I get it off I tried a wet paper towel but it did not come off and I don’t want to pull it off cause it may hurt the chick plz help. :(
  12. Chickens4Life101

    Help! Broody may have abandoned 8 one-day-old chicks!!

    So if you saw my last thread you would've known leah was hatching eggs. They hatched yesterday. Today at 12:45 we noticed she was standing outside her box, still puffy and looking and them. She is still there now. Did she abandon them? We have been handling them, could that result in her leaving...
  13. tonim109

    Getting ready to be a new chick mommy

    I have read so many posts cause I want to be a good chick mommy.Ive set up a extra large dog kennel for my babies and put clean towels in. have my feed and water stuff ready.I am going to buy some alfalfa tomorrow. I'm in florida and they will be on my back porch (screened in ) and our temp has...
  14. Nadacx

    New chick mom here...

    Hi! I recently bought my chicks about a week ago and was informed that when I bought them, my chicks were at least a day or so old. I have a black australorp (Madeline) two silver wyandottes (Mable and Myrtle), and a golden Wyandotte (Meredith). Now, I’ve had them or almost a week and have seen...
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