First time chicken owners from Unity NH

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

  1. kathycltnh

    kathycltnh Just Hatched

    Apr 22, 2017
    Unity NH
    My husband and I are first time chicken owners. We have 6 ISA Browns, 2 Buff Orphingtons, and 2 Golden Comets. We also purchased 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes and 2 Barred Rocks. One of the black ones died the first night and we are not yet sure if it was the Barred Rock or Wyandotte. I suspect the latter. The chicks are now 2 weeks old. There is so much to learn but it is exciting.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - congrats on your new flock. These links may be useful at the moment:

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - 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 -

    All the best
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    I am sorry you lost one of your precious babies [​IMG]

    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]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. kathycltnh

    kathycltnh Just Hatched

    Apr 22, 2017
    Unity NH
    [​IMG]Thank you. I felt so helpless when we lost that little one. At just over 2 weeks I can't believe how they are flying around the brooder. Do you really have to clip their wings. I'm apprehensive about doing it. I'm afraid of hurting them.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017
  6. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    so sorry to hear you lost one [​IMG]

    i have clipped wings but it didnt deter my chicken from flying over the fence [​IMG] so i havent done it again since
    i have also taken the fence down as they would always find their way out but never back in
  7. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2017
    Somewhere in Maryland
    Aww I am so sorry you lost a chick. Sometimes they are just so weak and there is nothing we did wrong. It just happens sometimes. I am glad the others are doing well and trying to fly out of the brooder on you. "make a cover so they can't fly out of it." 2x2's with netting over it so light and air get in will work or hardware cloth. Stapled to the 2x2's work perfectly.

    Congrats on your new flock. Best wishes to you.

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