Brand new to the world of chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Krisselou, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Krisselou

    Krisselou Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All!

    I have been surfing this site for about a year wishing and dreaming about having my very own chicks. Now it looks like my partner and I are going to make it a reality this coming Spring. After reading a bunch of threads, I haven't been able to decide between buying day olds or hatching, so I think we are going to get some standard chicks and try our luck at hatching silkies.

    Thank you in advance for any tips or words of wisdom.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! Good luck with your chicks this spring. Getting day olds is nice for instant chicks, especially if you can buy sexed pullets if you are looking for layers and don't want to deal with a lot of roosters. Hatching your own chicks in an incubator is a lot of fun of course, and very addicting, a good way to get odd breeds, and of course once you have silkies you will have plenty of broodys to hatch eggs for you.
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. kittiekat

    kittiekat Out Of The Brooder Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Hatching eggs sounds more fun than just buying some days old.

    But since you are just starting out, it's probably better to buy days old first.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Have you checked out the Learning center? Loads of good information there
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    [​IMG] to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. Krisselou

    Krisselou Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome! [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with establishing your flock. Buying sexed chicks you have a better chance of getting mostly pullets. When incubating (which is great fun) have plans for the excess roosters.
     

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