First timer-Barred rock pullets chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Csmiles250, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Csmiles250

    Csmiles250 New Egg

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    So my husband comes back from the store with two BRP chicks . They are about 3-4 weeks old we still have them under a heat lamp. Don't know anything about raising chickens. Please help. When do the go I a coop outside.what should we be feeding them. How often to change the tank they are in? Help help help
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. What a nice surprise from DH, but I'm guessing a bit of warning would have helped too [​IMG].

    This link should help you - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

    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
     
  3. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my 6 chicks today, sooo cute soft and inquisitive.. I know I will be spoiling my flock. Nothing but the best for my 007 agents!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Congratulations on the new chicks. [​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Csmiles250, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community and congratulations on your new chicks! Barred Rocks are a great breed. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!!
     
  6. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from California, day 2 of the baby chick social experiment.. they woke up to the roosters here at 0:400 peeping and scratching around, they seem happy and interested in what I am doing at the moment. peep peep peep. I believe they are communicating with each other I have not learned to speak
    Barred Rock yet I guess.
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us and I hope you will make yourself at home here! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  8. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Glad you're enjoying the chicks!
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Csmiles250 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, I did have a chuckle at hubby’s impulse buying .. were they on the shopping list? [​IMG]

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     

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