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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken daze(d), Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Chicken daze(d)

    Chicken daze(d) In the Brooder

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    I have been to this web-site soooo many times already, I figured I better join.

    I did an impulsive thing. My daughter's kindergarten class hatched chicks and I took the 6 that made it. They are so cute but I have no idea what kind they are. I'll just have to wait and see. The not knowing is kind of fun (like having a baby except they're already born).

    Anyway, I have had the chicks for a few weeks, they are just about a month old now and they have been in a plastic crate - about 18" W 31" L and 12" H. (with the lamp, food and water of course). They looked a bit pinched the other day so I put 3 in a large dog crate and left three in the little bin. I just want reassurance. Am I going in the right direction.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    [​IMG] FROM KANSAS! Congrats on your chickidies!
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Welcome! And thank you for taking the chicks! Sometimes they get trashed if no one wants them [​IMG] Good for you! And congrats on the new additions. They are SO very fun!
     
  4. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    Are you gona build a coop anytime soon?
     
  5. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Welcome, we're a lovable sort! [​IMG]

    If they're feathered out you'll most likely want to build an outdoor pen soon. If you have photos of them, the people on the what breed gender is this area love a challenge.
     
  6. Chicken daze(d)

    Chicken daze(d) In the Brooder

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    My husband and I should be building a coop in the next few days. Currently we do have a covered run 5' wide, 3' high and 9' long so the lovelies do have somewhere to go during the day but at night its a pinch.
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Songster

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  8. tampitt

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    Hi from Dallas, Texas [​IMG]
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Welcome.

    So glad you are here.
     
  10. AnnesChicks

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    Welcome! I'm also fairly new to chickens and have learned so much from this site and members. They are amazingly easy keepers and so entertaining, we've spent many evenings pulling up a chair, cold drink in hand watching the chickens-who would've thunk it!
    I recommend cruising through the coop site and picking out the features you want - make it easy to access. My hubby came up with a great plan for our eight girls and other then making the roosts removeable I would not change a thing. The hens really like hanging out under the elevated coop. The best part is it didn't cost much and we put it together in a matter of a couple of days.
     

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