Hi, From East TN. My son just got 15 baby chicks for the 4H chick-chain.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 4HchickchainETN, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. 4HchickchainETN

    4HchickchainETN Just Hatched

    Mar 12, 2017
    First time with chickens. We had rabbits when his sisters were in 4-H. My oldest daughter also bred Cockatiels for awhile. We also have parrots, down to 3 now. Don't know a lot about chickens so decided to join BYC.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. You certainly have made a good choice to learn about keeping chickens!

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining the Backyard chickens flock. You son is going to be very busy with his baby chicks. I don't know what a "chick chain," is but, hope he will be very successful.
  4. 4HchickchainETN

    4HchickchainETN Just Hatched

    Mar 12, 2017
    In TN 4-H, Chick-Chain is a project for the students. They agree to care for 15 baby chicks and exhibit the best 3 chickens at the County Chick Chain Show in August. Those 3 chickens are auctioned and they get to keep the money and any prizes won in the show. They pay $40 for the chicks and of course supply the food, coop, and all that is needed. He got 8 Rhode Island Reds and 7 Barred Rock. They also gave him 2 exotics to try and raise. The breeders send them as extras. They are weaker and seldom survive. I am not sure why they bother doing that. We found BYC and tried the sugar water, egg mixed with starter, and even raw egg, but have lost 4 of the 17 chicks already. The rest seem to be doing fine.

    Last edited: Mar 13, 2017
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, 4Hchickchain, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! It's great to have you aboard! Best of luck with the chick chain and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Best of luck to your son with his 4-H project!
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to the forum! I am fixing to celebrate my first year on here, and I have loved it so much, I hope you will too! There is tons of great info and friendly folks, so pull up a chair and make yourself at home! :frow

  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under 4HchickencainETN [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you and your son all the best. Those littlies are adorable!

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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