I'm a new chicken mom!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenpoop77, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. chickenpoop77

    chickenpoop77 Out Of The Brooder

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    This site has been awesome for info so thank you! I'm a new chicken mom to 4. Two australorpes, an easter egger and a Wyandotte. They are a little over 4 weeks old and I am more than ready to put them in their coop! Thanks for all your info!
     
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Glad you decided to join our flock here at BYC. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! That's lovely to hear you have found BYC so helpful already. Those are some lovely breeds you have there. I know just what you mean about being ready for them go out to the coop, especially if your brooding in the house. At four weeks they can start to become a little dusty!! Not long now and they should be fully feathered and ready to go out to the coop.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. chickenpoop77

    chickenpoop77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Right now they're in our unfinished bathroom in a Rubbermaid container. It was like having a newborn last night, they kept waking me up! [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe they were too cold - in a brooder their temp should be about 80 at floor level- for this age. If they sleep piled up on each other it means they are cold. Do you have a heat lamp for them?
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    They should be sleeping at night...is there a light on that's keeping them awake?

    Hope you have your coop all ready for them, they should be ready to go out soon!
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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