I'm a new chicken owner from Illinois!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RodNegg4, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. RodNegg4

    RodNegg4 New Egg

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    Hey everyone! My dad is going through his midlife crisis and bought 5 chicks. But I'm the only one that does the taking care of. So is there anything I need to know? They are a week old today! I got 2 Delawares and 3 rhode islands [​IMG] I have been giving them fresh water everyday and cleaning out their bedding.
     
  2. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get the coop and run ready. They will need it by the time they are 6 weeks old.
     
  3. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] There is a lot of information about raising chicks on this site as well as numerous others. Read up and ask questions on the forums if something doesn't make sense. Enjoy your chicks! [​IMG]
     
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a way to have a mid live crisis . . . buy chickens! [​IMG]

    Well, WELCOME to BYC!!!

    You will learn a whole lot by reading thru all the forum posts (there's a wealth of info here).
    I just bought my first baby chicks a few weeks ago after having spent a year on this forum reading and learning.

    Something else that might help you in your situation is the Raising Chickens for Dummies book.
    If you've got an Amazon Prime membership, you can get the book within 2 days with free shipping.
    Anyway it's got a lot of good "easy to understand" info in it. (I just discovered this book myself even though it's been around for a while.)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/04...mp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0470465441


    I also bought the Building Chicken Coops For Dummies book that I'm using now to build our coop.
    I'm saving a whole lot of money building it myself and I'm learning how to build stuff. [​IMG]
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/04...mp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0470598964


    WELCOME, again, and GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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  5. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Dang! I have something in common with your dad! I just hope my hubby gets the same affliction for his.
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    Like they said, read up, there is plenty out there to learn. They grow fast. They poop a lot. They are a blast to watch, better than TV sometimes.

    BTW [​IMG]
     

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