Hello from southern Ohio!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dunkeldog, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. dunkeldog

    dunkeldog Hatching

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    Hello! I am new to raising chickens- on a whim I bought Rhode Island Red hens this summer, and then ended up getting two white Silkies, hen and rooster. My Silkie hen just hatched three chicks today! Now the problem- how do I care for the babies? Any suggestions? Thanks!
     

  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Let mom take care of them. Make sure that they don't eat layer feed, it is too high in Calcium for young chicks. The Learning Center has lots of helpful chick raising information.
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    [​IMG] from California! Awww baby Silkies are so cute. 1muttsfan has the right idea, let mom do it.
     
  4. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Songster

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined us !!!![​IMG]
     

  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on the new chicks! Let mom do the worrying, you just enjoy them!
     
  6. jbirds2012

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    i agree with the above. good luck :)
     
  7. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Songster

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    Welcome to BYC from NY[​IMG]
     

  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Agree with the others - Silkies usually make great mothers :thumbsup
     

  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, dunkeldog, and [​IMG]! Happy you are here - best of luck to you!!
     

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