introducing...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lsilvera, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. lsilvera

    lsilvera New Egg

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    Hi there--We live in Alamo, CA and got our first chicks last weekend. We have a buff orpington, a rhode island red, a black orloff and a Ameraucana--they are so cute!

    So far so good in the brooder--just figured out this morning as they were kicking the shavings into their water that it was time to raise the water dishes.

    I read we are supposed to play with our chicks--and I don't really know how. when I put my hand into the brooder they run, and I don't want to harass them. I tried giving them one small spinach leaf last night and they went for it--but is it ik to give them anything other than their chick feed right now.

    Any other advice is sincerely appreciated!
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. I dont recommend you give them anything other than chick starter and fresh water. Wait til the chicks are about 2 weeks old, then sprinkle parakeet grit or sand in the bedding. They'll pick and peck at it. They'll need that to grind feed in their gizzard. It's up to you whether or not you want to handle them.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  4. lsilvera

    lsilvera New Egg

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    thank you--there is lots of different information out there!!!
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    [​IMG]From Kansas!

    To play with your chicks, just hold 'em. They may not want to be held or picked up at first, but they end up loving it!
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Welcome! [​IMG]
     

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