A New Chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JWilson22, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. JWilson22

    JWilson22 Hatching

    Oct 21, 2014
    Middle TN

    My husband and I recently built a coop and got 8 chicks. 3 ended up dying. 5 left and I just realized today that one is a rooster! Big problem since our city doesn't allow them. I've been reading books and getting info from the hubby's grandpa on raising hens. I came to this site looking for new info and advice on some issues I'm having. Hope to learn a lot here!
  2. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3


    You should check out the Learning Center. I hope you enjoy it here!
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome
    Glad you joined the flock. Sorry to hear about your chicks dying :hugs Post any questions you have on your issues there is a section on the forum for pretty much everything. Hope you enjoy the site and get the answers your looking for :frow
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry you lost some already. [​IMG] It is never easy to lose them.

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of caring for your flock...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    This IS the place to be when you own poultry. We are just bursting at the seams with knowledge!!

    Make yourself at home here and we do welcome you to our roost!
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    I'm sorry to hear that you lost some of your chicks! [​IMG]Good luck with the rest of them.

    I hope you can find a good new home for your rooster!
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about the loss of some of your chicks. [​IMG]It is always hard to lose birds.

    Good luck with the rest of them!
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your losses :hugs good luck with the rest of the flock!
  8. JWilson22

    JWilson22 Hatching

    Oct 21, 2014
    Middle TN
    WOW!!! Thanks for making me feel so welcome [​IMG] I believe I've found the right site!! Going through all the new member info now!
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think the only times you can be certain of the gender is to buy either sex links (can be sexed at birth by color) OR get pullets at point of lay. There is such huge surplus of cockerels looking for homes that the majority end up on dinner plates. It's probably best not to accidentally buy them at all. I know you lose the cuteness factor and the easier socialization of baby chicks but, you will continue to have males like everyone else. They are all stressed at trying to rid themselves of them in nicer ways.

    That is something to consider for people that want to incubate their own chicks. Have a back up plan of what to do with males.
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

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