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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by missy24, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. missy24

    missy24 New Egg

    Aug 15, 2016
    I am anxiously, and excitedly awaiting my 3 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Plymouth Barred Rocks they should arrive early the week of the 29th. I am busy trying to assure their transition goes well. To be honest, I'm a little nervous with questions like......will they be too hot (it's still in the 100's here)? Will I be able to tell the difference between pasty butt and their umbilical cord? Can I keep them safe here in the city of Fort Worth? Will I ever be able to go on vacation again?!?!!!!! Well that's a crazy glimpse into the workings of the mind. Seriously though, I'm so happy to be bringing chickens back into my life I'm almost giddy.

    Jubilant in Fort Worth!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard and congrats on your impending flock - exciting times ahead, for sure.

    This link may help in terms of the temps - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/788391/keeping-chickens-cool-in-summer-heat

    And - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

    You'll find lots more of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=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 - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
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  3. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Welcome to BYC! While you are waiting for your chicks, take the time to search this site for answers to every question.
    except maybe-- will you ever get to go on vacation? If you don't have relatives in town, cultivate your friendship with neighbors!
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    Ha! On the going on vacation part. I am lucky to have some young cousins living down the street from me. Fist time I will be leaving my chickens for a few days at a time. Hope these kids are good at collecting eggs. They won't have that many, I just have a Back Yard Chicken thing going on. :)
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Congratulations on taking the leap at getting chickens! [​IMG] If it is still in the 100's, they probably do not need a heat lamp. Chickens do not have umbilical cords near their vent, so you will know when is it Pasty Butt. I was sooo giddy when I got my first ones.
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, missy24, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Enjoy your chickens!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC

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