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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Seymour0528, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Seymour0528

    Seymour0528 New Egg

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    In my experience, I've grown up around chickens, roosters, hens, & many farm animals.
    Baby chicks are much friendlier if you hold them alot when they are little.
    We've got 9 young chickens & 8 chicks. I'm curious, when do we switch from chick food to adult chicken food? At what age do we start giving them electrolytes in their water?
    Are there any "Have to's" for continued good health?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Here's some links that should help:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens


    To answer your questions (from my point of view - very few things are caste in stone).
    You can feed starter feed all the way through to when your pullets lay their first egg, should you wish.
    Electrolytes in water - if they are doing fine then there's no reason. If you do wish to use them, maybe 1 day every week or so - (you can use electrolytes from day 1 if you wish).
    Hopefully the links above should help you in terms of your last question.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    CTken has given you several informative links, so I will just say Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. [​IMG]
     
  4. Seymour0528

    Seymour0528 New Egg

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    Absolutely thus helps! Thank you very much!
     
  5. Seymour0528

    Seymour0528 New Egg

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    I'm finding a lot of information on here. This is a great group!
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Seymour0528 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some great advice and links to some good starting points from Ken, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     

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