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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by freetobe113, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. freetobe113

    freetobe113 Hatching

    Feb 22, 2017
    South Central Wisconsin
    I'm planning on getting chicks for the first time this spring. I have a corn bin for a coop and a hen house.
    Being in Wisconsin, I was wondering when in the best time to get my chicks and should they be tiny or a little older?
    Thanks, I'm excited to be here!

  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    If it's still cold out, like it is here..do as most of us do until it warms up...get a brooder for indoors. I just got some babies, they will go out..if it will ever stop snowing!! Have fun with your babies! Now is a good time to find what you want in feed stores, especially layers.
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under freetobe113 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Very exciting! Best wishes to you and your little ones when they arrive.

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    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.

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! I think if you have an indoor brooder as was suggested above you will have no issues. Baby chicks are just do fun! Best of luck to you and your future flock! [​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Weather can be so unpredictable - I think you'd do best by asking folks on the Wisconsin thread for their opinion. Maybe you will even find other BYCERS living near you.
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You've already received some good advice so I'll just say hello and good luck with the upcoming chicks!

  8. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Crowing

    Welcome to BYC Annette! Glad you joined us! :)
  9. vachick15

    vachick15 Free Ranging

    Welcome to BYC! I hope you like it here!

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