Hi from TX

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SeasideChef, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. SeasideChef

    SeasideChef Just Hatched

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    Hi from coastal TX!
    Just found this wonderfully informative website. I am totally new to raising chickens, have always wanted to get some hens, but only now finally being able to fulfill this dream. We bought a coop a few days ago, then some baby chicks. The babies are inside the house right now until they are old enough and can be put into the coop. We didn't know which ones to get. The store had a variety of breeds, so we got one of each - 5 in all. The only thing I forgot to get in all the excitement is the name of each breed lol. Anyway, here are some pics of the babies.
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Please make yourself at home! I advise you check out the learning center for helpful articles and tips. Also if you stop by the "What Breed? or Gender?" Forum Someone maybe able to help you with their breeds (and when they are around 6 weeks with their gender). If you have any questions feel free to ask! Good luck and have fun!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    magicstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think I see a Rhode Island Red, and a Barred rock - a few weeks can make a big difference.
     
  6. SeasideChef

    SeasideChef Just Hatched

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    Thank you all for the warm welcomes! Yes indeed there is a Rhode Island Red among my little group. That is the one breed I had in mind when going to the store looking for chicks. But then we saw so many to choose from, and the store's owner said it would be okay to mix them as long as they are all babies, so we got a variety.
    Here is another pic I took today of my son holding them.
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  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us and congrats on your little flock!

    All the best
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  8. OilyChick

    OilyChick Out Of The Brooder

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    It will be fun to find out what you have! Welcome!
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Your chicks are adorable, thank you for sharing! Just a quick word of advise, I see you have them on a sheet of newspaper. Newspaper is a bit slippery underfoot and can cause foot and leg issues in growing chicks. Something with a bit more grip, or some wood shavings would be a better option for the brooder.
     
  10. SeasideChef

    SeasideChef Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the welcomes, and for the tip about the newspaper. I will go out to the store later today and find something better for them. For now I shredded some paper and put it on the bottom of the box. They weren't very happy at first with the change, but then discovered the paper shavings are fun. But I'd rather get them some hay or wood shavings.
    I will post the pics in the breed forum to see if someone might be able to shed light on which breeds we have. I think I am pretty sure about three of them, but two still need help with identification.
     

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