First time chick owner... Could use any advice!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BenAnnaMama, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. BenAnnaMama

    BenAnnaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I'm from Vacaville, CA. I am a stay at home mom to a 4 year old and a 2 year old. I just got my first babies yesterday. One Buff Orpington, one Rhode Island Red, one Barred Rock, and one Ameraucana. They are brooding in my dog's kennel under a heat lamp in some pine shavings. I just added a little roosting stick! We'll see how they do with it. They are three days old and we are already in love! At first I was a little skittish about holding the chicks as they were pretty alien to me! I already have them taking naps on my chest in little piles of chicks and I'm washing poop off of me afterward! Surprisingly, I'm ok with it! I guess it is the mother in me!
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice to meet you. [​IMG] from Ocala, FL.
     
  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    Sounds like you've got it! And welcome to BYC...
     
  4. ghillie

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  5. Hillbilly Hen

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  6. Desert Rooster

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  7. obaan1

    obaan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Michigan. Four is a good number to start with. You could have 44 by the end of summer. Beware of chicken math.
     
  8. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  10. Barred Babies

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    Sounds like your really enjoying your new babies!! [​IMG]
     

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