I'm Di...nice to be here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MarsieBird, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Looking forward to reading & learning from your many, many forums & picking your brains...

    I have only 1 beautiful hen, purchased her 3 weeks ago, no idea what breed but she came with 12 gorgeous 3 week old chicks, 8 of her own & 4 from fostered eggs. Have called her "Hettie" after my nan, as she had 12 children as well, lol.
    "Hettie" has been chasing & pecking the youngsters for the past few days & this morning she laid an egg...as the chicks are now 6 weeks old I'm guessing its ok to pen them separately?
    advice appreciated.
    Cheers Di
     

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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    Chicks are old enough to be on their own safe quarters. No idea of the breeds but looks like you may have some cockerel chicks; chick with the brown chest & black on the wing.
     
  3. blackdust951

    blackdust951 Ostrich egg

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    :welcome hello Di :frow and welcome to backyard chickens!thank you for joining us :yesss: :ya
     
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi Di and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Is there any reason why you wish to separate the adult from the chicks? Personally, I'd leave them together. The chasing and pecking is the end of the weaning period - the chicks will soon get the message that she no longer wants to be momma.

    More generally, here’s a link to the Articles section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs.

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You may wish to consider joining your country thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/598568/australia-six-states-and-that-funny-little-island

    All the best

    Pork Pie
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Di. Hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do :woot
     
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    BaronVonP Chirping

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    Hi Di, welcome to BYC!
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome

    It's nice to have you here!
     
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    Welcome from Darwell Alberta Canada.
    Great bunch of folks here and we're all glad you joined us.
     
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  10. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler Premium Member

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    Hi Di and welcome to BYC:frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
     
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