Hi from Williamsburg, VA


Mar 28, 2018
A week ago I bought 6 chick 3 are ISA Brown and 2 are barred rock and the other is black but I can't remember what kind. Right now I am keeping them in my made up little pen with a heat lamp. I try to keep the temp in there between 80 & 90. (Please if this is not right correct me, I won't be offended)
I can't decide how old they are the are well into the development of wing feathers and some have tail feathers coming in. I have also noticed that they each have a tiny little comb.
I have been researching everything so I can get this right. I have even done the 1tbsp acv to 1 gal of water.
I am up for any pointers.


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Pork Pie

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Jan 30, 2015
Hello and welcome to BYC.
These links may be interesting


Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

More generally, Here's a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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.

Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

Best wishes

Pork Pie


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Woodland, CA
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Temperature is fine!

You can lower by 5F per week until they fully feathered at about 6 weeks old. They do not need heat then and can usually go outside


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Apr 15, 2013
Forrest Beach, FNQ, Australia
G'Day from down under Janies6chicks :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

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.

Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

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 ;)

Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

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