Hello, I need a little help

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  1. Jrdn

    Jrdn New Egg

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    Just getting started in the chicken world and need some help!

    I think I have everything I need
    Brooder
    Feed (and feeder)
    Waterer
    Bedding
    Heating

    (If there is anything else you can think of please let me know)

    Now, I know this might be a stupid question, but for the ameraucana chicks, can a chick's color give some hint as to what kind of tinted egg they will lay?

    Also, I have seen mixed reviews on this, but do day old chicks need to start on grit or can the grit wait until a week or so?
    I will be using Scratch and Peck starter and fermenting it.

    Greatly appreciate any help!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I'd suggest vitamin supplements / electrolytes (not necessary, but it can give their immune system a boost). They should have a blue tint to the eggs, I think.

    Here's a link for grit that is useful:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/891051/the-science-of-feeding-grit-to-poultry

    Also, one for raising chicks:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=Raising+chicks

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=learning+centre and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you


    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. Suprise-Chicks

    Suprise-Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome,
    CTKen helped me when I first started, and a wealth of helpful information. [​IMG]

    I would make sure your starter crumble has the coccidiosis prevention in it. I use Weston's.

    A second heat lamp and incubator is a great back up in case something goes wrong.

    Have fun this is a amazing learning experience, and a lot of fun:)
     
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, Jrdn, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! CTKen did all the heavy lifting so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    x2 on the links CTKen has provided you.

    Good luck and have fun!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. cecigl

    cecigl Just Hatched

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    Welcome, good luck!
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Easter Egger chicks (true Ameraucanas are rare) can be any color and it does not and cannot influence the color of the eggs. They're both genetically based and unrelated factors. The majority of EEs will produce blue or green eggs.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
     

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