First timer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Debstar, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Debstar

    Debstar New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Feb 26, 2013
    Hello my name is Debra, and i live in Australia and i have a 6 week old buff silkie that im treating like a baby! im so inlove! but just want to keep Little Lucy Happy. first chicken, city girl! so i kinda have no clue what im doing, just googling alot and loving her. any important advice i need to know apart from keeping warm and feeding her little chicken feed? looking forward to making friends and chatting about our chickens :)
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    21,993
    3,018
    496
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Welcome and read lots. The learning center is a good place to start. At 6 weeks heat shouldn't be much of an issue since it's probably quite warm there now.

    Chickens are flock animals and need friends. I did know someone that raised a silkie as a lone house chicken but it had dogs and cats in the house that it dominated and it thought it was a dog.
    I do not recommend that approach though.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,117
    33
    143
    Oct 25, 2011
    KY
    My Coop
    Hi from Kentucky![​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,866
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Debra, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Enjoy your silkie!!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,519
    479
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,234
    8,048
    666
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with the above post. Chickens are very social creatures and your chick will be happy with a chick buddy. And do check out the Learning Center here. There are some great articles on chicken keeping there.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013
  7. JacquiJ

    JacquiJ Chillin' With My Peeps

    281
    5
    83
    Sep 29, 2012
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    18,977
    1,447
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I agree with the above posts, chickens are much happier with raised with other chickens - get her a friend.
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    33,753
    699
    428
    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  10. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by