Hi! Newbie to Chickens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Emmasmom, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I am a proud new owner of 3 day old golden wyandottes and buckeyes (2 of each). I'm totally new to the world of chickens and am so excited to have found BYC! I'm sure I'll be full of questions - I actually have a couple already. My chicks are eating their poo - should I be concerned about this? Also, one of my chicks seems to stand on one leg a lot, when she walks on both she doesn't seem to limp or anything - she just holds it up when she stands still - is this normal? Thanks so much for any advice!
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
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  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I never had chicks eat their poo. Maybe they're just pecking at it? Yes, it is normal for a chick to stand on one leg. Mine will do that too.

    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    It's normal for chicks to eat a bit of their mama's poop when broody raised, and I've seen chicks do it. I wouldn't worry.
     
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  5. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  8. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I am originally from Louisiana (Pineville) myself - now I live in NC.
     
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    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     

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