Hey everyone!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LaSwampChickens, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. LaSwampChickens

    LaSwampChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 7, 2016
    Just got a couple barred rock chicks from the local feed store. I grew up on a cattle farm and enjoyed my egg picking duties as a child. I'm looking to give my son the same opportunity. He is 3 and LOVES the new peeps! Which is awesome BUT has also led to our first boo boo lol one of the chicks had a rough case of pasty butt so I told my son to watch them but don't touch while I go get some q-tips and a bowl of warm water to get the poo off the baby chic... I returned to a pasty butt-free chic with a bald spot for a down!! It's not that bad but definitely a tiny bald spot. I'm sure it will grow back and yes I cleaned it up and my brooding box is toasty and dry. I was hoping to possibly let him show one of them at the parish fair in a year or two, will her down be affected any by the time she is an older hen? Thanks!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I wouldn't worry about that bald spot - when you aren't going to show for a year or two. Chicks/chickens - molt and will regrow new feathers, often in different colors than they are born with.
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  3. LaSwampChickens

    LaSwampChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 7, 2016
    Awesome. Thanks!
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on drumstick diva's comments. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
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  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. X3 on drumstick diva's advice.
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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard. I commend you having your son involved in raising animals - its something that, like you he will never forget.

    All the best
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  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's great to get kids involved in raising any sort of animal and chickens are fun ones. Those little chick feathers will be long gone in a year or two so no worries about a bald spot.

    Have fun and if you have questions, feel free to ask!
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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