Hello from Decatur, Ga.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jaxindecaturGA, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. jaxindecaturGA

    jaxindecaturGA New Egg

    Mar 9, 2017
    Hi all, I'm new to this site. We are expecting our first delivery of 15 chicks on march 20th. Are there any "little things" that people usually forget to plan for with their first round of baby chicks?

    We have had pullets in the past and a 6 month old recently. We ordered a large 40 gallon tub and we have a lamp, chick starter and lot of excited friends and family.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC. This link may help - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

    In addition, you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center 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 state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under jaxindecaturGA [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points from CTKen, I will just wish you and your little ones all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined dour community! Looks like CTKen did the heavy lifting on this one with all those awesome links. You should be all set for the arrival of your chicks! Enjoy them while they're young - they are fast growers! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Howdy from SC! Get ready for Chick TV!
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Keep your camera ready to take lots of pictures! Chicks grow very quickly and you'll want to capture how they change.

    eta: Have a cover for your brooder...something that keeps the brooder ventilated but keeps the chicks in. For example, I used an old screen window, it didn't interfere with air flow and I was still able to see inside.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2017
  7. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 6, 2015
    WV boy here!
    Welcome to BYC! This is THE place to be for anything and everything poultry related...
    Whether you're looking for help, info, insight, poultry breeders, ideas, or just friends, you've come to the right place!

    Anyway, great to have ya here!

    Make it a great day!

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please make sure relatives, friends, visitors don't go overboard when the chicks come. They are very fragile, easily dropped, and can be "seriously" dead, if handled by too many people/kids etc. The wire top on the brooder will hopefully keep out house cats, dogs, etc.

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