Brand new to Backyard Chickens from Philly

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Suzanne Dunn, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Suzanne Dunn

    Suzanne Dunn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone! I am expecting my very first chicks on Tuesday. Very excited and slightly nervous. Loving the BYC site! So much helpful information!
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Suzanne, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Looks like you know your way around BYC pretty well but if you haven't done so yet, make sure you visit the Learning Center (brown tab top of page). There are many articles within on raising baby chicks. Best wishes to you and your new brood and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome
     
  4. Suzanne Dunn

    Suzanne Dunn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Kansas! I am loving the site and the I have found the Learning Center!!! Made my DIY Brooder yesterday. What do you think of it?[​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Can't tell the size of it? How big is the container...and for how may chicks? Be sure the chicks have enough space to get out of the heat or they will broil. That looks like a lot of heat lamp for a space that small. And if you are brooding inside, they will already have the warmth of your house. Just some suggestions. [​IMG]
     
  6. Suzanne Dunn

    Suzanne Dunn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I think it is only 64 quarts. Picking up my 3 chicks on Tuesday. I am planning on changing the bulb to a regular bulb now too. The brooder is in the sunroom which only has a little space heater. It does stay pretty warm in there though.
     
  7. vachick15

    vachick15 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! I hope you like it here and learn lots about chickens!
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    As you have already received some good advice, I will just wish you and your little ones all the best .. very exciting!

    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.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    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]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens Suzanne, it's very nice to meet you. [​IMG]
     
  10. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good luck with your upcoming chicks!
     

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