I am now officially Backyard Chicken!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SarcasmPhD, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. SarcasmPhD

    SarcasmPhD In the Brooder


    Just picked up my first baby chicks from the local feed supply store. This is my first venture into raising chickens, (3) Black Australorps, (3) Buff Orpingtons, & (2) Barred Rock. Feeding them a Non-GMO, organic chick feed, just a tad of water in the plate, a heat lamp and they seem to be loving life. Two black ones have already come running to my hand as I was putting towels in the cracks to keep cool air out. Now, any way I can tell the difference between the Australorp & Barred Rock chicks? Their colors seem to be almost identical. Also, any suggestions on raising and caring for these breeds would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2015
  2. KensingtonHens

    KensingtonHens Songster

    Nov 30, 2010
    Ism still learning also, but it's a great place to get educated. I'll be doing more reading and asking then answering. Good luck and welcome!!
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