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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BunnynChicks, May 18, 2016.

  1. BunnynChicks

    BunnynChicks Duck Lover

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    Hi,
    I have been lurking for a couple of months now and just decided to join. I have seven hens (three barred rocks, three black hens who I don't know their breeds and one buff orpington) and three chicks Skylar, Minnie and Firsty. Although I have had chickens my whole life I just recently got into chickens as pets and I really love it.
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    [​IMG]The chicks, yes they are different ages.
     
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think a lot of us were lurkers before we joined ... nothing wrong with that! It's fun to have chickens for pets, isn't it? Your chickens look very nice. [​IMG]
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] glad you did decide to join us.

    You have a lovely flock. If you want to try to ID the Black Hen - post a solo pic of her under "what breed, gender" forum and likely someone can tell you her breed.

    Are the chicks getting along? Honestly I would be worried placing such different ages together, but I am a worrier and don't have your past experiences.
     
  4. BunnynChicks

    BunnynChicks Duck Lover

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    Thanks. They are getting along really well. They watch out for each other and sleep in one pile every night. I also have a very large brooder so if they want to get away from each other they can. [​IMG]
     
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  5. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Frozen Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!!
     
  6. cabinchicky

    cabinchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome! Please check out the Learning Center if you haven't yet. Mixing ages in flocks needs to be monitored heavily. If you see injured birds separate them ASAP. Adding new birds is a challenge. Be patient and give them time to get use to each other and step in before they draw blood. Good luck!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How old is the tiny one? I hope they don't decide to bully him/her
     
  8. BunnynChicks

    BunnynChicks Duck Lover

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    She is two weeks old today. I am checking on them a lot and if I see any bullying I will take that chick away from the other two. They have done really well and they peep very loudly if separated from the other chicks though so I hope I don't have to. This is the size of the brooder so I can section off a corner of it if I need too.
    [​IMG]This is a picture of there brooder with a full grown chicken in it. She had been attacked by a dog but with a bit a luck and blue-kote she is back with the flock and doing great.
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us. I hope that you enjoy being a member and share your experience with the rest of the membership.

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  10. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Frozen Premium Member Project Manager

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    A note, if it is helpful- I have placed chicks a couple weeks apart in ages together and they got along wonderfully. I think the little ones look up to the biggest ones as "momma".

    So it has been done! :D
    -Banti
     

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