Hello from North Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by N F C, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    We recently moved to a small acreage in N Florida and while I've been hoping to get a few chickens for some time, I didn't think we would actually have them until spring. Guess what, now we'll have them tomorrow! We'll have 6 total (2 each of EE, RIR and RI) that are about 3 weeks old.

    Even though I've been learning all I could for several months now, all of a sudden I feel like the new mom bringing home a baby and not knowing what to do!

    Any words of advice for a first time mom on what to expect/plan for/have ready for tomorrow's arrival of chicks?
     
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  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Hello and welcome! Most everything you need to know is in the Learning Center.

    Most importantly Have Fun!
     
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  3. Viollettt

    Viollettt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI and welcome to BYC! My advice is about the same as it is for human babies. Trust your instincts and relax. They are tougher than you might think. I guess what I've learned the most is that I have to adapt to each situation so I don't get bogged down in doing anything one certain way. I made mistakes and had to correct some things. All a part of it. Have fun!
     
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  4. Viollettt

    Viollettt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL I was typing Have Fun at the same time you posted this. It's hard not to have fun with a few chickens being their silly selves.
     
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3 on The Learning Center, good luck with your new chicks!
     
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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I also recommend the Learning Center.
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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