First time chicken owner!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by francisfowl, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. francisfowl

    francisfowl New Egg

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    Just bought 10 little chicks. They are less than a week old and as adorable as can be! We have a lot to learn and are very excited to be starting our backyard flock:)
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your new chicks!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chicks did you get?
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your new chicks :celebrate The learning centre is a great place to start for all the learning https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    It has many excellent articles on raising chicks and keeping your birds healthy happy and safe from predators.

    Hope you enjoy BYC I am sure you will everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy those new babies as they will grow up before you know it!!
     
  6. francisfowl

    francisfowl New Egg

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    Thanks! We have some Sexlinks and Rhode Island Reds. Still learning which ones are which:) They are all doing well so far - they are already jumping on our hands when we reach in the brooder box! I hope they stay friendly!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How cute - see they like you already. They especially like hands that deliver food. Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    As they mature, your Red Sex Links will develop white underfluff and some white feathers in the tail. The Rhode Island Reds will not have any white feathers.
     
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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Congratulations on your new chicks! Good luck with them.
     
  10. francisfowl

    francisfowl New Egg

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    Ok, I'm getting ready to move the chicks into a large pet carrier because we have some very curious cats! Has anyone used a pet carrier as a brooder before?
     

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