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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fairytalefarmer, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. fairytalefarmer

    fairytalefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy howdy! I ordered my chicks and they are gonna be here on May 31st! This is my first time and i am getting 20 of them! This seems great for chicken how-to resources plus all the know how of experienced chicekn owners. any tips on what some good things to do with, for, and before chickens??? Thanks!
     
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  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there and congratulations! You should make sure you have all of your chick raising equipment. Feed,brooder,brooder light bulbs(always have extras-they break in the most inconvenient times) and if your raising them indoors make sure you have a nice pair of earplugs! They sure can be loud![​IMG]
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. fairytalefarmer

    fairytalefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! My chicks are gonna be out in my barn that was recently used for goats, sheep guinea pigs, a bunnie and cats, but not all at the same time. It's about 8x8 insualted and has heat to it. Wow ever would have thought about extra bulbs!
     
  6. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem. Fell free to throw any more questions out there. That's what were all here for!
     
  7. fairytalefarmer

    fairytalefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey! Wow thanks for all the links! That great!
     
  8. fairytalefarmer

    fairytalefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I'm going to be naming the, because they are my "Layin' LAdies" [​IMG] and I name all my pets. I have 12 names right now but I need 8 more, and I like "sophisticate" chicken names, preferably with a play on words with anything having to do with chickens EXCEpt food haha
     
  9. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can only come up with two names right now but I will continue to think about it. They are Ophelia and Henrietta.
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, FTF, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! Good thing to do before: read up on the links below. Good luck and have fun!!

    The Learning Center - gives you all the ins and outs of poultry care and upkeep:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    The Coops thread to help you choose a design you like:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    The Baby Chicks thread for when they arrive...it's a Q & A but reading the old thread yields tons of great info:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks
     
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