Getting our first chicks.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Isairis, May 17, 2016.

  1. Isairis

    Isairis Just Hatched

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    We have decided to get three chicks, and I was wondering if anybody had any advice that would not be found in any informational books or websites.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    My answers:

    1- Here. There are so many helpful, experienced folks on BYC and you have come to the right place.

    2-If you haven't already done so, visit the Learning Center - there are so many great articles to help you get started.

    3- Consider 4 or 5 - they are happier in flocks and a couple of extras will buffer any early losses.

    4- Build your coop/run larger than the minimum if you want happy, healthy hens.

    5- With a small flock, get your chicks from a source that sexes them to improve the chances of drawing gals and avoiding an unwanted roo.
     
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  3. Isairis

    Isairis Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much! I will consider all of the above. Very helpful.
     
  4. Isairis

    Isairis Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much! I will consider all of your advice. Very helpful.
     
  5. Isairis

    Isairis Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much! I will consider all of the above. Very helpful.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from Sunflour so I'll just say hello! [​IMG]

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. Isairis

    Isairis Just Hatched

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    Thank you both!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
     
  10. Isairis

    Isairis Just Hatched

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    Thanks!!
     

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