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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sarasmith97, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. sarasmith97

    sarasmith97 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I'm very excited I have got my first set of baby chicks. I purchased 4 unsexed bantams from tractor supply co. I have been researching backyard chicken raising for a while, jumped through some homeowner assn hoops, and was able to obtain a small brood for my fam!

    We set up a brooder in the small half bath/powder room downstairs for the babies, with pine shavings, and their red heat lamp. Unfortunately, my soft heart got me in trouble and I purchased a weak little baby and she passed away the first evening home. So, we have 3 strong babies, hopefully, 3 hens. If any turn out to be roosters I will have to rehome them to the farm down the road. (Maybe I can get them to trade a hen [​IMG] )

    Please impart all your knowledge to me! I've been reading everything I can pick up about hen raising, but I know nothing beats real life experience. My papaw got a good laugh when I told him I was learning how to raise chickens by reading about it. [​IMG]

    I will post some pics of the babies when I get home today. They turned one week old yesterday. They are sooooooo adorable.

    Thanks in advance for all the advice!!!
     
  2. Chester1977

    Chester1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome, and good luck.
     
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
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    [​IMG] Congrats on your new chicks! And [​IMG] !

    You have made an excellent choice by researching. That's the best thing anyone can do before you jump into anything! I'm sure everyone hear won't mind answering any questions you have. Just ask away [​IMG]
    I can't wait to see your chicks [​IMG]
     
  4. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Welcome! You are about to start an exciting adventure! Enjoy your little chicks!
     
  5. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello there from Missouri....what a great addiction you've picked! [​IMG] I'm new here too...lots of info to read - you'll find yourself hooked to this site!! really nice helpful folks in here..chicken brainiacs that don't mind getting their brain pecked..have fun with your new brood!!

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  6. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    Good luck with your babies - careful, it can be addictive! [​IMG]
     
  7. greatchicken

    greatchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so much fun. I just got ones in Feb and just got the coop finished last night... [​IMG]
     
  8. gardner11

    gardner11 Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG I,too am infatuated with my chickens. I finally got to the point that I had to have a pair of Japanese Bantams. PROBLEM: I also bought 4 baby Americauna from the feed store. One of these hens turned out to be agressive and she runs and picks at the bantams. Would it be wise to give her to another chicken lover down the road to keep my flock peaceful? Thanks for your help.
     
  9. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    Hi, hello & [​IMG] from Minnesota
     
  10. CourtneyBrooke*

    CourtneyBrooke* Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I'm courtney, I'm new too! My pullets are now 4 weeks tomorrow! They'll be going out to the coop soon [​IMG]!
    [​IMG] cant wait to see your babies!!
     

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