First time chicken owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jhall1255, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. jhall1255

    jhall1255 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys! I joined the group a couple of weeks ago but haven't posted yet since we didn't have chickens yet, but we finally got 6 new baby chicks last night! I'm super excited, 3 are Rhode Island Reds and 3 are golden sex link all females.

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  2. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC

    When taking a quick picture of the chicks turn off your heat lamp for a few minutes and take the picture. You will get a better picture this way and easier to see.
     
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  3. Izzychicky

    Izzychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Love the chicks they are so adorable. Fist time chicken owner aswell:lol:
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It is very difficult to make out anything with the red lighting and the first photo or I can see is a lot of shavings. When you chicks are 6-8 weeks old you may want to post photos at
    "what breed or gender is this."

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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to our community and congrats on your littles!

    These links may be interesting:

    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
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under jhall1255 [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    Soooo cute!

    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 more 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]
     
  7. jhall1255

    jhall1255 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much guys, I have edited the photos. I apologize the first ones were literally the first 30 minutes of getting them so the photos were junk haha. Only had them for a day and a few have started roosting ! I'm really enjoying them so far
     
  8. jhall1255

    jhall1255 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I posted new pics
     
  9. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now we can see all the beautiful little chicks you have now. Much better pictures for sure. Remember when you have them outside make sure they are staying warm. Baby chicks need to be under a heat lamp to keep them warm at 95 degrees for the first week and drops by 5 degrees each week. When your at 70 degrees for a week you can then turn off the heat lamp for them. I say this because in the one picture you have outside they are huddled in a corner all together. So they are scared or cold. Chicks run around and eat, sleep and poop all the time.
     
  10. Abriana

    Abriana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC[​IMG]Here is a book you might like on how to raise poultry: The Small-Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery. It is my favorite out of all the ones I have. You can buy it on Amazon.
    Your little chicks are super cute! I love Rhode Island Reds.
     
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