Hello from Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TexasChkn, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. TexasChkn

    TexasChkn New Egg

    Feb 29, 2016
    So my husband and I finally took the leap and got 6 chicks. 4 orpington and 2 australorp. We are brand new to raising chickens and they areally 4 days old. Other than standard temperature/ cleaning stuff and pasty butt is there anything else I need to be watching for? Thanks and I'm excited to be here!
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    :welcome hello I would just watch for any sort of discharge not eating or drinking as mentioned the pasty butt and what kind of bedding are u using
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC [​IMG] The only thing i would suggest is to observe your chicks. If they are huddled together then they are cold and if they are avoiding the heat source like the plague, with beaks open, they are too warm. Chicks should alternate between warming themselves for a little while under the heat source and then bombing around, doing chick stuff.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken. Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
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  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Oops, a double post...no worries, it happens. It just gives me a chance to say hello again! [​IMG]
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Howdy Texas, glad to have your join the BYC flock.

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