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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pwines, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. pwines

    pwines Hatching

    Mar 30, 2017
    We just recently jumped into this new exciting world of chicken ownership. We picked up a variety of 6 chicks a few weeks ago. They are all doing great in their brood and growing like weeds. we need to work on curing their boredom at 3 weeks +. But other than that they are happy and healthy. Thanks for the add to your wonderful group.

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, pained, and welcome to BYC! Sounds like you are well on your way but if you have any questions, feel free to ask - BYC is a friendly place!
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    A couple of things I used in my brooder were:
    * 4" round plastic pipe...the chicks loved running through it & jumping on top
    * Hung an old CD from the lid that they enjoyed pecking at

    Hope you're having fun with the chicks!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    They also like practicing roosting on a real tree branch. Some chicks will push around a small colored ball. If they are busy, they aren't pecking at each other - which is great!

    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. You have some great ideas - tree branches are great as it teaches the chicks to roost = no roost training when they get into the coop!
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under pwines [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you with us. The others gave you some good advice!
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2017

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