Best Book(s) for Raising Baby Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by yakmayar, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. yakmayar

    yakmayar Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    My Coop
    Good Evening,

    I am about a week away from finishing our coop/run. It has been a lengthy process, but it should be well worth it.

    My wife and I will be receiving our first baby chicks towards the beginning of March. I have done a tremendous amount of reading on the BYC forums regarding coop design, heating sources, etc., but was hoping to find a good book that walks a beginner through the baby phase. I especially want to make sure that I have everything that is needed on hand.

    I am especially looking for more details on:
    - things to have on hand in case of emergency
    - how to make sure the chicks are healthy and what to do if they are not
    - the schedule for transitioning between food types and what do they need during each of these.

    Any help and input is greatly apprecaited!

  2. PrettyGirlAvett

    PrettyGirlAvett Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2014
    North Carolina
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    Great timing your part, this week’s Topic of the Week is Emergency/First Aid Preparedness:

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! The links provided above should give you all the information you need and more! Best wishes!
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You've already received lots of good links to check out so I'll just say hello and have fun with the new chicks. And remember to take lots of pictures...they grow up really fast!
  8. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    The learning center here on BYC is full of good stuff.


    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your endeavors. :frow
  10. yakmayar

    yakmayar Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    My Coop
    Thank you for all of the welcome messages and information.

    I just finished building our coop/run a couple days ago and have an area set up and ready for the baby chicks that should be arriving later this month.
    After much reading on here, I will be trying to heating pad method for keeping the chicks warm.

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