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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 5 Years

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
    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

    Jul 24, 2017
    NSW Australia
    My Coop
    :welcome hello Di :frow and welcome to backyard chickens!thank you for joining us :yesss: :ya
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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 -

    All the best

    Pork Pie
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Di. Hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do :woot
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  7. BaronVonP

    BaronVonP Chirping

    Aug 11, 2017
    The Netherlands
    Hi Di, welcome to BYC!
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  8. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here!
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  9. The Farmers' Daughter

    The Farmers' Daughter Crossing the Road

    Aug 2, 2017
    Darwell Alberta
    Hi Di saying-hi-ya-smiley-emoticon.gif

    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

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi Di and welcome to BYC:frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
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