Couldn’t resist the peeps

Jaxsmom63

In the Brooder
Mar 12, 2018
2
9
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Virginia
Hi. I’m Teresa and a new chick Mom. I had planned to get a few chicks from a friend and my daughter in law in a few weeks so I stopped by the local Tractor Supply a little over a week ago to look at brooder supplies. Needless to say, I left with brooder supplies and 4 chicks. A white Leghorn, a Rhode Island Red, a blue Australorp and an ISA Brown pullet. THEN a few days later I got two Polish chicks from a girl who told me about this forum. I guess I will be having 10 chickens once I get the original chicks I was supposed to be getting. Wish me luck!!! Attaching a pic of my chicklets. When I pull the phone out they all run to the corner. Lol. 731D3283-B993-4059-834E-BBFBFFAD4468.jpeg
 

Spartan22

Crowing
Sep 2, 2014
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NE Ohio
Welcome to chicken world, if you can’t contain yourself from picking up chicks, wait till you hit the second year, or not. There’s chicken math disease going around specially in spring time. I wanted 3 from the very beginning, end up going home w/ 10. The 2nd year darker eggs disease entered my wandering eyes. The 3rd year need blue and green eggs, the 4th year terra cotta color and then..... there’s chicken called ice cream bar, Pendesenca and mad scientist, & olive Egger, this year am eyeing couple of chicks called Sapphire gem that supposed to come to the store yesterday but got delayed for today, am camping out to snag a couple, if they don’t let me buy 2, I’ll buy it all to beat their game. Get the picture?
 

Pork Pie

Flockwit
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Hello Teresa and welcome to BYC

These links may be interesting

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/hatching-eggs-raising-chickens.22/

Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

Best wishes

Pork Pie
 

sphillips

Songster
6 Years
Feb 18, 2013
225
229
156
New Mexico
I have managed to fight off the urge to buy more chicks until yesterday. (I have 8 babies now, 5 weeks old). Went into Tractor yesterday to buy feed, saw they have Polish Bantams (I think?) Managed to leave without them, but am getting my brooder set up this morning to go and get 6. I'm so excited! The bantams are hard to resist!
 

Spartan22

Crowing
Sep 2, 2014
3,672
3,522
452
NE Ohio
I have managed to fight off the urge to buy more chicks until yesterday. (I have 8 babies now, 5 weeks old). Went into Tractor yesterday to buy feed, saw they have Polish Bantams (I think?) Managed to leave without them, but am getting my brooder set up this morning to go and get 6. I'm so excited! The bantams are hard to resist!

Ha ha ha!:drool
 

Kiki

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Teila

Bambrook Bantams
6 Years
Apr 15, 2013
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G’Day from down under Teresa :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

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.

Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

Your chicks are adorable! If you would like to share more Pictures and Stories of them, 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 ;)
 

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