Hi from Arkansas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nineisdivine, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. nineisdivine

    nineisdivine New Egg

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    I am receiving a 2-week old chicken today from someone looking for a home for her. I have never raised chickens before but am excited to learn and and then possibly add about 4-5 more chickens to keep as pets and for eggs. I have five kids at home all happy to help too! Any advice would be appreciated! All I know is this new baby needs to be kept warm inside our house and fed.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Since she is going to be your only chick, be prepared for her to be lonely. Chickens are flock animals, so if she won't have any feathered buddies for a while, try putting a soft stuffed toy and an unbreakable mirror in with her.

    There are several articles in the Learning Center on raising chicks, so take a look those and if you have questions, you can post them here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    Good luck!
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us. I agree with NFCs sentiments re: getting more chicks as soon as you can.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. She will need a brooder with a with heat lamp positioned over part of the brooder so she can decide if she needs the heat or a cooler area
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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