Hi! We're The Foy Family from Corpus Christi, TX!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AliciaCCTX, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. AliciaCCTX

    AliciaCCTX New Egg

    Mar 18, 2016
    Good evening everyone. So we are brand new to this, and this forum has been a huge lifesaver! From tips on chicken toys to whether or not it is okay if they are sometimes eating the sand I put in the chicks brooder for dust baths.

    We recently purchased 8 chicks....we are allowed 7 within our city limits but were told to get an extra because it was normal for one or two to not survive.

    All of our chicks are growing like weeds, and now we are in a panic to get the coop finished, we expected to have more time, but their wing and tail feathers are in, starting to get back feathers and they have tripled in size.

    I think we are feeding them too well or something =p

    It would seem that we may have 1-2 males in the batch which are not allowed within the city limits, but only time will tell.[​IMG]

    Pic is of the chicks in their first brooder, taken on March 5th (we have since moved them to a bigger, more secure one to protect them from the cat)
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Cute chicks you have there, thanks for sharing a photo. Yes, they do grow quickly...hope the coop is well underway!

    If you haven't already, check out the Learning Center for information on just about every poultry topic you can imagine.

    Make yourself at home here, it's nice to have you join us!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to hear that the site has been useful to you in the past, and now you are member, i hope its even more useful!

    Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful.

    All the best
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    When they are 6-8 weeks old you can post photos at "what breed or gender is this," to find out how many boys, girls you have.
  6. AliciaCCTX

    AliciaCCTX New Egg

    Mar 18, 2016
    Out of 8 chicks, most of them are brown and white with an about equal amount of both colors, two, however are very white, and they had lighter colored stripes when they were still puff balls, that's what has us thinking they are males, i'll post pics in a couple of more weeks if there is still doubt. ^_^
  7. mamamadden

    mamamadden New Egg

    May 2, 2017
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    Hi Foy family, We are the Madden family and we live in Corpus as Well!

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