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missy24

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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!
 

Pork Pie

Flockwit
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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
CT
 

SueT

Crossing the Road
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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!
 

Cynthia12

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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. :)
 

CuzChickens

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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!
Congratulations on taking the leap at getting chickens!
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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.
 

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