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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rachele119, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Rachele119

    Rachele119 Hatching

    Mar 5, 2016
    Captain Cook, Hawaii
    Hi all! Rachele119 and Anthony from big island, Hawaii. We just got our first batch of Rhode island red chicks. Wondering what the best flooring for our brood is. Right now we're using paper bags and shredded cardboard. Is this ok? Any suggestions?

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Rachele and welcome to BYC! Maybe putting some paper towels over the substrate will make it easier for your chicks to run around and make it easier for you to clean.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.


    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Aloha Rachele and Anthony, Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. [​IMG]

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