Howdy, semi newbie here.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dillychick, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Dillychick

    Dillychick Chirping

    Apr 7, 2018
    My hubby keeps bringing chicks home (I'm open to it)! 6 chicks moved in from TS 2 weeks ago, not positive how old they actually are. We lost one :( They're growing fast, hopping/flying out of their crate onto the ledge. Found some poop on the wall, how'd they do that? The brood is/ is in our powder room, heat lamp, large dog carrier with top and bottom that we switch back and forth to keep 'em clean. We've had chicks before and have an old Rooster we call Ralph remaining from our previous batch. For a while he was "the Rat B#*tard Rooster cuz he would chase and flog me. But he's gotten mellower with age. Not sure how many Roosters might be in this batch but I've seen them butt chests. Some are skittish when I try to hold them but there is at least one that lets me hold her and she's calm about it. I'd love to develop a bond with them.

    Anyway, I'm looking for a great source of info that talks about raising chicks and all the 'stages' and what to do when. I'd like to be more knowledgeable about this batch and participate more with them and their care. Looking forward to you're advice and input. Thanks ya'all. :jumpy
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  4. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello :frow:welcome. You've come to the right place! There's loads of information on BYC and many experienced, helpful members. I hope you enjoy the site!
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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:frow Welcome to BYC! Enjoy your time here! :)
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  6. LittleBrownie

    LittleBrownie 4D Personality

    Sep 30, 2014
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens :frow
  8. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Glad you're enjoying the chicks! And glad to hear Ralph has mellowed out too:thumbsup
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Dillychick :frow Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. These may be of particular interest:
    Topic of the Week - Raising Chicks
    Topic of the Week - Raising People Friendly Poultry

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
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  10. Dillychick

    Dillychick Chirping

    Apr 7, 2018
    Thanks Teila, much appreciate the tips. I will check those links out. All the best to you from Dillychick, Dillsburg,PA [​IMG]
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