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I'm a new mommy to 6 little female chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Johnsbaby54, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Johnsbaby54

    Johnsbaby54 Just Hatched

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    I'm so excited to be able to join you all. I'm new to raising Chicks. I joined so I can be informed and educated on all the aspect of chicking raising.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your chicks :clap What breed/s have you started out with? The learning Center has some great articles in the hatching eggs and raising chicks section. Please do pop by ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your chicks in the future. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you are certainly in the right place everything chicken!

    Make yourself at home.

    Best wishes
    Ct
     
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  4. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

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    That is so awesome that you decided to join us and officially welcome to BYC Johnsbaby54! I to just got my chickens yesterday and they are very adorable! I enjoy having chickens a lot because they are very interesting animals to have. If you are looking for knowledgeable people you came to the right place. Our members on BYC are very knowledgeable in lots of aspects of chickens. If you have all hens get prepared for more eggs than you can handle! One thing most chicken owners have is at least one rooster. This is not needed but the rooster generally leads the hens around. However if you arent planning on mating your chickens I would say a rooster isnt needed. I will leave some helpful links for you to explore our forum and post stories about your flock!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/2/managing-your-flock
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/40/family-life-stories-pictures-updates
    I hope you learn a lot from your BYC experience and always ask questions when you want have a great day!
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Congrats on the new little ones! You have definitely come to the right place for all the fun and learning.

    You will want to follow all the links provided above for lots of helpful tips and hints on raising your chicks.

    So make yourself at home here and we do welcome you to our roost! :)
     
  6. Johnsbaby54

    Johnsbaby54 Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much!
     
  7. 4loveofeggs

    4loveofeggs New Egg

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Johnsbaby54

    Johnsbaby54 Just Hatched

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    Can you all tell or know they answer. I want to put sand in my brooder box. What is the age or is there one?
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Do not use sand until they are at least several weeks old and know that sand is not edible. Tiny babies will eat it, thinking it is food and it will kill them.

    Once they understand what to eat and what not to eat, you can add sand. I like to hold off on sand until they are at least 6 weeks old, just in case. :)
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     

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