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Hello from Long Branch NJ!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amartinlb, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. amartinlb

    amartinlb Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    Jersey Shore
    New member:[​IMG] I have been reading everything here for several months but waited to join until I was a new mother hen:[​IMG])!!!! Just got 6 Chicks at the feed store. 5 Aracanas and 1 suspected Rhode Island Red. They are about 3 weeks old and adorable.
    They are in a large aquarium with a red reptile heat lamp (100 watts). The store recommended straw pellets and pen pals brand chicken feed.. I bought a gallon size water jug thingy and large hanging plastic feeder (not using this yet- put a round low plastic bowl with food for now) so I won't have to buy a larger one - he said they are large enough to use this now. I am so excited, I can't stop watching them! Does everything sound right? Any suggestions?

    When I asked which chicks where the Easter Eggers the man at the store didn't know what I was talking about - he said there were aracanas and barred rocks left. I said oh I mean the aracanas. He pointed out which were which, and left for a while. After checking what else I needed I said I'd take the easter eggers and again he was confused. I know from the forum that they probably aren't ??? Can't wait to take pictures and post.[​IMG]

  2. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    Sounds like you have a pretty good set-up going. [​IMG]
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    [​IMG] the fun, friendly, informative site!

    Congratulations on becoming a mama! [​IMG]
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  5. Welcome to BYC! You will love it here [​IMG]

    -Austin from SC
  6. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  7. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine

  8. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello [​IMG] and WELCOME to BYC from NC
  9. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    Salem County, NJ
    yey! congrats on your new chicks. I think I may be getting mine next week![​IMG]

    btw- I am from NJ also-Southern part close to Deleware-WELCOME!
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

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