First Chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dcpitts, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. dcpitts

    dcpitts New Egg

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    Hi All,

    I'm Doug. My wife Cassie and I just got our first chicks...now the fun begins.

    I do have a question about some pecking that one is doing that seems a bit malicious but I'll ask that in a different post.

    I've read around for several months on Chickens but just now joined...

    Thanks for creating this great portal for us all to share with each other.

    -Doug
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome Doug & Cassie. Thank you so much for joining us at Backyard chickens. Hope you will scope out the "Learning Center," above and whatever forums interest you.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Doug and welcome to BYC. These links may help:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Doug [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, 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 [​IMG]
     
  5. PoultryAddict 1

    PoultryAddict 1 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. dcpitts

    dcpitts New Egg

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    Thanks CT,

    I'd already read a few of those but found some more helpful threads - that one on taking a week or two to reform a bully chick was particularly helpful.

    Segregating my "bully" RIR chick from the rest of them at night. Just the second night so far so we'll have to see how it goes. No major injuries but did manage to just get to the blood drawing point with another chick before we caught the pecking. None of the others seem to be bothering the injured one...guess the injury is too small or they just don't care.

    It's funny because the bully is the smallest one of the bunch. About the same age as 5 of the 8 (other 3 are a week or 2 older) but not growing as fast - that's why I was trying to figure out if there was something else wrong with it but so far seems normal - just a bit too aggressive.

    Thanks everyone for the welcomes!
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Hi Dough and Cassie - and welcome to BYC -- so very glad you've joined us!
     

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