Hello from Burns Lake, British Columbia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DiveJedi, May 16, 2017.

  1. DiveJedi

    DiveJedi Out Of The Brooder

    Hi to all from Burns Lake, British Columbia, its a small village (2200 people) in rural Northern BC. I am new to the chicken world but I've been following the different threads here on BYC for some time. Recently (4 days recently) became the proud parent of 25 Plymouth Barred Rock pullets and I am loving every minute of it. Right now we have them set up in a brooder in the garage, where they will hopefully live for the next few weeks. Their arrival has made this thing real so now I have to stop procrastinating and finish converting a shed into the coop!

    So far things have been going relatively smoothly, the occasional case of pasty butt that we have been dealing with daily, so fingers crossed.

    Here are my girls!
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  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Welcome to BYC! I have one Barred Rock...now a hen. I can only imagine what 25 will look like! A herd of zebras!
    re pasty butt, make sure it isn't too warm in the brooder, that they can get away from the heat.
    Good luck!

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    Last edited: May 16, 2017
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  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC and congrats on your littles!

    You'll find lots of info in the 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. There are some good articles on how to raise chicks, which may helpful to you in there.

    Ok, our links are back up (BYC has just undergone a major transition) so here are some links that may be interesting:




    Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    Best wishes
  5. Robin37

    Robin37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2017
    Lavonia GA
    My Coop
    Hey DiveJedi, it looks like you are off to a good start with your chicks. Congratulations on your Barred Rocks. They are gorgeous.
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Congrats on your new chicks! As mentioned above, too hot, too cold, or even stress can cause pasty butt. It happens with a lot of chicks. I like to use probiotics in my chicks water right from the start to help with digestion and the immune system.

    Good luck with your babies and welcome to our roost! :)
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Boy are you going to be getting eggs right & left , once they start laying. You can bribe a lot of neighbors with them. Better yet you can get them all started with hens of their own.
  9. Kyanite

    Kyanite Loving Life!

    May 27, 2016
    SE Idaho
    wooo! Look at all those chicks! :welcome DiveJedi.
  10. vachick15

    vachick15 Overrun With Chickens


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