Good Morning, New from Southeastern Georgia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bainkitten, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. bainkitten

    bainkitten Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Y'all! My name is Britain and I just got a chick yesterday. Someone thought it would be cute to give kids baby chicks for Easter and I was handed one that was unwanted by the one kid's parents... and I realized, past the basics, I have no idea what I am doing... My dad had chickens when I was growing up but I never paid very much attention on how they were cared for. So I am here!

    Hope you are all doing well!

    ~B
     
  2. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome from the Poconos. It is a good idea to get another chicken as a companion for your chick. Good luck!
     
  3. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined us
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    I'm glad you seem willing to give that chick a good home! First things first, get it a few friends. Chickens are social animals, and even if you spend a lot of time with the chick it'll still be lonely without companions. You need a brooder, with heat, food and water for the birds. Feed should be available from any feed store near you, or you can mash up a bit of egg to give it if you can't get to one right now. Get a heat lamp, it's pretty important that chicks are kept warm until they are feathered out enough. Good luck!
     
  5. bainkitten

    bainkitten Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol, thank you everyone... friends for "Nugget" are on the horizon I think. S/He came with ziplock of food... so that makes things easier. Nugget is a total lap chicken though and the more I read that's kinda abnormal huh? S/He peeps up a storm everywhere but if I stick her/him in my lap silence and sleeping chick follows.
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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