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Hello! First time chicken owner in Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mrsobe1, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. mrsobe1

    mrsobe1 Just Hatched

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    Hi! I have had my chicks for about a week now. 10 lavender orpingtons. First time owning chickens, and I have already found this website to be so helpful! I'm on it all day, everything my chicks do in checking this page to see if it's normal!
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well if you have any questions just ask!:welcome
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Would love to see a photo of your flock. I love lavender chickens of any breed, blues too.
     
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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    Be sure to take lots of pics of your new flock, they grow up so fast.
     
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  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! You started out with a lovely breed, Orps are fantastic.
     
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  6. mrsobe1

    mrsobe1 Just Hatched

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    Thank you for the warm welcome! Here are my babies in their temporary pen. I was worried about them getting bored (I read they could start pecking at each other) so I gave them some organic garden soil and a square of grass to scratch around in. They really seem to enjoy it.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Giving them soil to peck in is a very good way to build up their immune systems quickly too. If the weather is mild enough, you can put them outside for a few hours during the day as well.
     
  8. mrsobe1

    mrsobe1 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I hope to get them outside soon. My area has been hit with a lot of rain lately and we are all flooded. But I am glad to hear that the soil in their own is was a good idea. Thank you:)
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. lilapot

    lilapot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm a houstonian.
     

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