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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SpeckledDottie, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. SpeckledDottie

    SpeckledDottie Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I have 11 Speckled Sussex living in my bathtub. I've never had chickens before so this should be exciting. Thanks to one of the coop plans I saw here I've decided to jump right in. The chicks are 12 days old now and all seem very happy and are all eating well. Today I'll build the coop. I'm thinking of adding corrugated tin to deter predators. When should I start giving crushed egg shells/treats/scratch? Or should they just remain on the chick feed? Thanks in advance for your help. Can't wait to get a pic up.

    ~SpeckledDottie
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Build that coop to free up the bath tub or invest in lots of deodorant. [​IMG] Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Good morning and [​IMG] it's a great place to start [​IMG]

    Egg shells crushed about month 5 [​IMG]

    What kind of treats, for right now a treat should be a hard boiled egg smashed up real good and served with a smile [​IMG]

    Scratch about week 8 but they should still be getting turkey grow with 20%+ protein for their growth and it just helps with the health [​IMG]

    Keep them safe, warm, clean water, good feed and you should have a healthy flock [​IMG][​IMG]

    Good luck stay safe [​IMG]






    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    [​IMG] to BYC!

    Good luck with your new babies and enjoy BYC!
     
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  6. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays!
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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