Hello! First chicks in Seattle!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MacNYellow, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. MacNYellow

    MacNYellow New Egg

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    Hi! My name is Kristen and I just ordered my very first chicks and they should be here next week! I am so excited! Ive been scouring the internet for days looking up any and all information I could find on raising, nutrition, taming.... anything. Its been truly overwhelming especially with all of the different opinions! I have read anything from feeding your chicks a few treats right away to not feeding them any until they are a month old. Start handling them right away to wait until they are 2 weeks..... Its all very confusing! Still, I just cant wait until my little babies arrive!

    I only wanted a few and luckily MyPetChicken.com lets you order a small minimum. My husband is only letting me have bantams as hes afraid of noise and the neighbors getting snoopy about them. Im ok with that though, they are adorable! I ordered a Buff Brahma, Mottled Cochin, Barred Rock and Blue Silkie. I already have a list of great names!

    If anyone has any tips for a brand new chicken parent please lay it on me! (haha)
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] There is some good info in the Learning Center. Enjoy your chicks!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Kristen, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! I agree with Sumi - the Learning Center is the place to be! Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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