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Hi my name is Al

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ahoppy, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. ahoppy

    ahoppy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2016
    Spokane , WA.
    I am very interested in caring for my own chickens. I have created a brooder and have recently purchased 7 chicks 2 RI reds and 5 golden sex links . They are all doing very well thankfully!! I would like to put in a sand box for scratching , is this a good or bad idea ?? Thanks !
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Al, [​IMG]

    Even little chicks like to dust bathe. My chicks just used their bedding shavings when they were in the brooder so I didn't put anything special in the brooder for them but I've read other members say they do.

    Hope you are enjoying your little flock, they grow up fast so take lots of pictures!
  3. ahoppy

    ahoppy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2016
    Spokane , WA.
    Thanks for your thoughts! I notice they do the same scratching at the bottom of the shavings , which prompted the idea of the sand . I will run without the sand for now , they seem very happy.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. ahoppy

    ahoppy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2016
    Spokane , WA.
    Thank you for the kind words !!
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. No problems with putting sand in the brooder - you could always chuck a sod of grass in there as well - double access to grit (which they need in their crops) as well as some entertainment for them (and you[​IMG]).

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.


    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Al - glad you joined us at Backyard chickens[​IMG]

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