Hi...I’m completely new here and full of questions.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Emtpcruz, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Emtpcruz

    Emtpcruz In the Brooder

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    We just got our first chicks! We got 6 one week old Svart Hona’s. We’ve never raised chickens before and are so completely excited. We have them in the den for now...under a heat lamp with scratch and water. They are our first livestock type animal. We have two German Shepherds and two Yorkies. We’re excited to learn as much as we can about raising chickens, more specifically these Svart Honas.
     

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your chicks. Check the forums. The answers to any questions can be found there.
     
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  3. getaclue

    getaclue Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to BYC. Chicks should be on chick starter type feed, not scratch. Scratch does not have enough nutrition for them.
     
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  4. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Crowing

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    Use chick starter, not scratch since they don’t have the grit to break down the scratch yet.
    :welcome
    Welcome to our eggcelent flock here at BYC
     
  5. starri33

    starri33 Songster

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    Welcome to BYC, I agree with the others about the chick starter vs scratch, while I might be wrong, I believe scratch is a treat not their food. I have my chicks on chick starter and then they move into a layer feed, they get scratch as a treat in the afternoons, they sure know what my coming near the fence can mean, they rush the wire of the run.
     
  6. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

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    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you!
    :welcome
     
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! Good luck with your new chick's, but get them some chick starter feed. That is what they need more than anything but water at this time.
     
  8. Kullas

    Kullas Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. You have come to the right place for answers. All you have to do is ask.
     
  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    Yep..they need baby food! Chick starter. WELCOME!!
     

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