Hi! I'm new and already have many questions!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickunsitah, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Chickunsitah

    Chickunsitah New Egg

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    I have recently gotten two four day old Barred rocks, one Delaware, and one Black Sex Link, both about a week and a half. They are all hens. The Black Sex Link is starting to attack the Delaware for some reason. My sister is starting to worry that it may be a rooster, but my brother says that is the usual behavior for two hens... [​IMG] Which one is it!?!? I have no clue and I need advice! I hope It's not bad! [​IMG]

    Also, if anyone has any ideas for any fun toys or treats, that would be gladly appreciated![​IMG]

    This is my first time having Chickens ever, so if anyone has advice for beginners, that would also be appreciated![​IMG]
     
  2. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from KY!

    It is true that they may peck at each other to establish who is in charge but they may also be bored. Is their area big enough? Is the light on 24 hours a day? There are all kinds of variables. Check out the chicken behaviours thread. You will find alot of help there!

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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. They are establishing the pecking order...normal.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X 2 Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. KBG204

    KBG204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] WELCOME!
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    No treats until they are 6 weeks old - they are babies and their digestive tracts need to develop some first.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Chickunsitah, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here!! I agree with the above posts. Good luck to you!!!
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. belwelch

    belwelch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from Kentucky
     

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