Hi there new to the whole chick experience

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bubblebake, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. bubblebake

    bubblebake New Egg

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    All help is appreciated just getting started here and want to do it right. :)

    Our starting flock is 3 black and 3 golden sex link and 3 turken naked necks, my wife and I as well as our 5 children ages8 months to 11 years will all be participating in the care and enjoyment of our chicks. As of now we believe they are all about 1plus weeks old and have them in a 75 gallon stock tank lined with fine pine shavings, we are feeding them medicated Start and Grow from purina and have a 250 watt heat lamp at one end about 20 inches above the bedding and water of course. If anyone can help to ensure we are off to a good start please do, and if there are any suggestions we welcome them with open arms. Oh we have them indoors.

    We moved into a house with a coupe that needs some help i will post pics tomorrow and be asking for all the help i can get to make it a comfy home for oue new babies, it is a large 10x12 fully enclosed coupe built by an old Amish fellow who used to live here however it hasnt been used in a few years.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    [​IMG]From Kansas! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  3. owennreedsmama

    owennreedsmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there! I'm new to the site and new to chickens ;) We are doing pretty much the same as you. Welcome!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, bubblebake, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Great places to immerse yourself in chicken knowledge are the links below. Have fun and good luck!

    The Learning Center - here you will learn all the basics in chicken care and maintenance:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    The Raising Baby Chicks forum is question and answer but reading the various threads yields lots of great information:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    I think you will find your chicks outgrowing the fishtank very quickly
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hustle on that coop - those babies will grow rapidly. Welcome to BYC.
     

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