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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by trinitylady, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. trinitylady

    trinitylady In the Brooder

    Feb 19, 2015
    we just got our chicks yesterday! I'm having to name them since my daughter wants to name EVERYTHING Anna and Elsa. Grace (top of picture w/ two stripes) and Chica I've been reading up on this page for like 3-4 months just to make sure we could successfully have chickens in our apartment. it's a large apartment so two hens with their own room would fit happily. I only have ONE question (for now lol) has ANYONE used diapers on their chickens? I'm getting pretty good at timing when the chicks are more likely to poo (haven't seen them pee, which I assume they do.... can you tell I'm new at this?). The weather here as been in the mid 70's to low 80's so I've been letting them roam around the hard floor areas through out the day while keeping an eye on them showing signs of getting cold. I want them to eventually be able to have full access to our place accept for the kitchen, so any advice is greatly appreciated.

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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your new chicks! I don't have have experience of diapers but here is an article about them in this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-make-a-chicken-diaper-a-how-to-with-pictures hope you find it useful. Also if you type chicken diapers into the search box many threads come about them.
    Your chicks won't wee it comes out in the poop.
    Wishing you the very best of luck with them. Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Greetings! Welcome to BYC! Feel free to ask any questions you may have! This site is a great resource, I'm sure you'll find answers to all you questions here. :)
    [​IMG] Lovely pictures and chicks you have there!

  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) names our chickens after Disney princesses and we have an Elsa and Anna in our flock as well. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chicks.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Enjoy your cutie pies and welcome to our flock!!
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Your two chicks are very cute! I once tried putting diapers on chickens, but they didn't work well and I gave up after a few tries. However, some people have had success. For information on keeping chickens inside as house pets, you may want to check out this link: people with house chickens

    Good luck with your chicks!
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the flock. I think the diapers are more trouble than just wiping up messes as they make them. My friend has 5 bantam house chickens and she is ever ready to clean up after them. And her house does not smell.
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

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