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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BecciD, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. BecciD

    BecciD Just Hatched

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    Hello! I'm Becci and I'm from Poole in the UK!

    We are new to chicken keeping, although we've done lots of research since first deciding to get chickens over a year ago! Any tips or advice gratefully received though as there is bound to be things we've forgotten or didn't know to think about! BYC has already been very helpful!

    We have 7 chicks, slightly different ages. 2 Polands and the rest Pekins, 2 lavender, 2 salmon and 1 black one (the smallest but with the most character!) Unfortunately 4 others didn't make it, dispite our best efforts. :( They seem to be happy all together but we are making sure the smaller ones get some time to the food and water without the bigger ones just to be on the sure they aren't getting pushed out of the way! (although watching them all together they still seem to manage fine!)

    Our 3 children (6, 4 &2) are already loving having the chicks and learning how to look after them! They already see them as part of the family so it could be hard saying goodbye to any males! (we don't feel we can keep any, given where we live and the fact that another person nearby apparently had their chickens poisoned because someone got fed up with the cockerel! Don't want to take the risk!)

    Looking forward to our chicken adventure!

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  2. chickenslave2

    chickenslave2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope you don't end up with any roosters.[​IMG]
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. This link may be helpful right now - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

    You'll find lots 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 threads to chat to members nearby.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/655508/uk-member-please-say-hi/890

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/2199/anyone-in-england/580


    All the best
    CT
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    So sorry about your losses, and hope the remaining all fare well.

    And hope there are no roosters to have to rehome.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, BecciD, and :welcome. Great to have you aboard. Good luck to you and you chicks! :)
     
  6. ladyargentum

    ladyargentum Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome[​IMG]

    Enjoy your chicken adventure :)
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You may want to put a separate water & feeder at the other end of the brooder - so everyone gets a good chance at them., with no bullying.
     
  9. BecciD

    BecciD Just Hatched

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    Hi! Just thought I'd give an update on our flock. Unfortunately we lost our little black one but the others are all doing really well! However we seem to ended up with mostly boys! Our polands are proving difficult to tell, even though they are the oldest but I expected that! I think they are one of each though from watching them and from what I've read on here. (When I get round to sorting out my photos I'll put some on the relevant thread to see if someone can help!)
    The salmon pekins are one of each and both the lavenders are looking like they are male! So we are looking for new homes for the boys and for a couple of new girls. Oh well! We've still enjoyed raising them and that's just what you get if you get little chicks I suppose!
    They have also had lots of visitors and have even made a trip to preschool! They get more visitors than we do!
     
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    What pretty sounding breeds! I hope you are easily able to find a home for the boys before they start causing trouble! I hope you are enjoying BYC!
     

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