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Hello from Sunny SoCal

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SoCalChicky01, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. SoCalChicky01

    SoCalChicky01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm New!
    New to joining and posting to forums and new to chicken raising! I just got 10 chicks (I know...a little too ambitious of a newbie) but I'm already in love with them all! 3 Jersey Giants, 3 Dominiques, 2 Brahma, 2 Cornish (Dark & Red). Looking forward to all your expertise.

    -SoCalChicky01
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    Well it's about time you jumped on the chicken train.
    You are going to love them even more, just wait til you get your first egg!

    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  3. SoCalChicky01

    SoCalChicky01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you...so excited, I can't wait!!!
     
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  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    How old/young are your chicks?

    Make sure you don't over heat them in the brooder.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When your chicks are about 8 weeks old, you may like to have their gender confirmed. Just post clear photos at "what breed or gender is this." Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock - so glad you joined us :wee
     
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    They are all between 3-4 weeks old. I read the post about every week decreasing the temperature by 5 degrees, but it has been 93 degrees here the last few days with a low of 54 at night. Once the temp gets above 75 I turn off the heat lamp and then turn it back on at night when the temp drops. I think it's going to be a hot summer.
     
  8. SoCalChicky01

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    Absolutely!!! The anticipation is killing me!! A couple more weeks and I'll post pics....I have my suspicions one little potential Roo! :p
     

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