First time baby chicken owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by StephenH98, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. StephenH98

    StephenH98 In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2017
    So I have a few questions or I guess worries I might just be over thinking because I've never taken care of baby chickens before but then again I don't know.

    My one keeps panting like its hot or something but it doesn't try to go where it is cooler i don't know what it means or if it's normal and I guess like wagging its but and then periodically shakes it head but I think that's normal I'm not sure and then my other one loves to try and escape there about a week/1/2 old

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, StephenH98, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I have had chicks do that as well. Is it like constant panting? Does it still eat, drink, and poop? If yes on those three I'd tend not to worry too much. You might post your question here as well:
    And scattered throughout this link are some articles about the ins and outs of raising chicks. You may pick up some useful information.

    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us!
  4. StephenH98

    StephenH98 In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2017
    Yes they are so I guess it's normal just made freak out thinking it was too hot or something and thanks I'll be constant asking questions :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Stephen, glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Stephen [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some links to great 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]

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