First timer from Northern California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by andreaharris, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. andreaharris

    andreaharris Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2016
    We decided to raise some chickens in our suburban neighborhood back yard. We are located in the Bay area and picked up our 3 one day old baby chicks just 2 days ago. I've done a lot of research and so far so good but much like a new mom I find myself googling everything they do just to be sure their behavior is normal... that's when I came across this website.
  2. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    If you haven't already, check out the Learning Center. There are some really helpful articles there that can help you out.

    And if you have questions, always feel free to ask (we were all new once).

    Good luck to you and thanks for joining us!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi, welcome and congrats on your new chicks. We've all been there in the sense of worrying over chicks, and trying our best to do whats right. You have come to the right place for sure, so buckle up and enjoy the BYC ride!!!

  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    Welcome, so glad you have joined us.

    Congratulations on your new baby chicks. [​IMG]
  5. WRanch

    WRanch Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2016
    I'm also in Calif. Central Cal though by the Sierra National Forest.
    This is the first time I've had chicks in almost 20 years...
    I've always seemed to have gotten adults (rescues), so I haven't really needed to get babies.
    I'm down to my last 2 adult hens, Gertie (BR) & Velvet (Ameraucana) and they are getting pretty old which is the reason for getting chicks.
    My avatar is my girl's coop, their run is on the back. Placed between my barn and my dogs yard to help keep predators from getting to my girls
    like that polecat did when I had my girls at my neighbor's coop...while my coop was being built.
    Anyway, I've been reading here for about a week after I got my 9 chicks at the feed store (they are 1 week & 1 day old now,, and apparently unvaccinated
    [​IMG] which makes me very nervous about their health & longevity).

    I have 10 French Black Copper Marans (they will be vaccinated) being shipped the end of this month and due to arrive the 1st week of March. I hope the weather cooperates!

    Thank you all for your posts which have helped me remember so many things and learn a bunch of new things.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2016
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on NorthFlChick; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    This is how I set up my brooder

    Notice how the water bottle is up off the floor of the brooder ....

    The paper on the wire mess floor is only there to reflect the light for the photo opp ..
  9. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Little chicks are a lot of fun. They grow fast so have your camera ready!

    It's nice to have you here.
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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