I'm new to chicken raising

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Minnetuna, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Minnetuna

    Minnetuna New Egg

    18
    0
    9
    Apr 25, 2017
    North Carolina
    I have 3 chicks that were sickly but better and growing slower than the others[​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    30,971
    22,089
    736
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us, but sorry to hear that some of your chicks have been sick. These links may help in terms of raising chicks:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Minnetuna [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    84,689
    14,477
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    In what ways were they sick? They seem to have wide bodies and small heads.
     
  5. Minnetuna

    Minnetuna New Egg

    18
    0
    9
    Apr 25, 2017
    North Carolina
    they are growing alot slower than the others.one is the runt (pine bedding and hay make her itch and at one point she almost lost all her feathers) and another is have trouble walking but we are working with her.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  6. Minnetuna

    Minnetuna New Egg

    18
    0
    9
    Apr 25, 2017
    North Carolina
    Would it hurt them to stay in the house if they never get big enough to go outside? I'm worried that they won't get used to the heat here as they are to small to go outside. And I'm not sure of what breed they are.plus they seem really close to us.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by