Hey I'm new...& confused!


Mar 4, 2018
Lawton, OK (USA)
Hey, my name is Lauren & I'm hoping that this is the place I need to figure out this whole chicken thing! By that I mean the multitude of questions I have. Other than wonderful & fond memories of my grandmother's chickens & occasionally bringing one to my house for a "visit" I've never actually raised my own chickens, as an adult. But now that's changing since my husband totally surprised me a couple nights ago... With 2 adorable little chicks! I've always told him how much I missed being around them & the fantastic fresh eggs. My grandma had a small little run for her Backyard Birds & I'd checked the local laws before i even moved here from Oklahoma City last year. But other than a wish & a dream, I hadn't Really expected I'd be getting any Cluckers anytime soon. Now I've got 2 and am desperately trying to figure out What kind they are, What gender, & What to do to help keep them safe from our dog pack! We're gonna convert our shed & fence them a run but otherwise I'm clueless... & Getting overwhelmed quickly! They're having a fantastic time being indoor birds, for now, but they're just now getting wing feathers & learning to fly-hop outta the big Rubbermaid tub the lady told my husband would be "sufficient" until the coop is ready & the weather's better... I'm not 100% sure but I'm kinda thinking that a Tub isn't going to suffice for a month or so!? Right?? So yeah, I am certainly praying this is the place I can get some answers & advice! Thank you so much in advance for everything cause I'm sure I'm gonna be asking Tons of questions! I would love to know if someone can tell me just What kind of chickens these are. Is there a way to upload pictures?


A chicken will always remember the egg
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11 Years
Mar 31, 2011
Woodland, CA
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It is great to have you here!

The chicks stay in the brooder for about 6 weeks and then out to the coop. Two do not need much room. How big is the tub?

AllenK RGV

Chicken Addict
Jul 23, 2017
Deep South Texas Laureles,TX 10A
Yes I started my chicken experience last summer with the Martha Stewart recommended chicken cardboard panels good for 2 weeks of a chickens lifecycle. They graduated to the bathtub and now I have a bathroom that needs to be repainted as there is chicken poop 5 feet up the walls.

Now that they are outdoor chicken life is entirely better for the both of us. One thing I would suggest is looking at your local Walmart and a Sunbeam Heating pad, and researching @Blooie M(other) H(en/heat) P(ad). The Sunbeam brand don't turn off after an hour or two. With one of those rigged to a 4-6 gallon behern's feed container those dust and poop monsters can be moved out of your home. Please do not get me wrong here I do love my chicken, but I would never again brood them inside my house.

I wish you the best and totally encourage you to get them out of your house as soon as possible. They will still be as cute. But cuter still without 1/4 inch of dander accumulating everywhere.

Welcome to BYC!

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