Hi from Williamsburg, VA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Janies6chicks, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Janies6chicks

    Janies6chicks Hatching

    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.
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Janie :welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  3. R3bauer

    R3bauer Songster

    Nov 9, 2013
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Hello! I have 5 ISA Browns myself! I am looking forward to seeing how they lay. Welcome to BYC and enjoy the wealth of knowledge and expertise here!
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Welcome to BYC from a fellow Virginian! If you post a picture of the chick you can't remember in the what breed or gender forum I'm sure someone could help identify it.
  5. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    It will be great to see you around :jumpy
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    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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  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello and :welcome
    Good luck with your chicks. With loads of helpful, friendly members, this site is great to turn to if you need any advice :thumbsup
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  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
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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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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    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.

    You may be interested in these links:
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