Hello from Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by daniwill, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. daniwill

    daniwill New Egg

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    I came across this forum while searching what to do when a random chicken lays eggs in your yard. Well, the eggs started hatching, so I'm here to learn all I can about these chicks.
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to our flock![​IMG] Do you know who owns the chicken? She may take her chicks home at some point. On the one hand I would hate for you to put a lot of effort into them only for her to leave and go back to her flock with them. On the other hand, You could be doing a good rescue if you want to start keeping chickens. Either way, this is a great site to learn whatever you want to know!
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Oh wow that is very random! Here is a great section of the learning centre that you should find useful, here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    It has lots of different articles on hatching and raising chicks. Your top priority should be to keep them safe from predators, food, water and shelter from the elements. Wishing you the very best of luck and be sure to ask any questions you may have. Everyone here to help you along the way.
    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  4. daniwill

    daniwill New Egg

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    They are often in the yard next to us, but I don't think they belong to them either. I'm pretty sure they came from a few houses down. We started seeing a couple roosters and hens in the yard next door a few months ago, scratching around the orange groves and at our fence line. My husband had wanted to get chickens for a while now, so I'm not worried about putting effort in with no return. Even if she takes them back, this is a push to get chickens of our own.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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