Introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bibs Chicks, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Bibs Chicks

    Bibs Chicks In the Brooder

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    Hello all,

    I am excited to be here. A friend of mine shared this site to get me started on all my chicken needs. I currently have 4 chicks that are 5 weeks old. I have been able to use other forms to get me to this point. I have two Dominque's and two Rhode Island Reds. I enjoy being in my yard and starting our little farm, but I work full time as a fire fighter. I am sure I will have many questions, but currently I have one. My chicks are on starter feed right now. At what point can I start giving them human food/food scraps? Thanks in advanced for all of your help and I will continue to read and research.
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new hobby. I never fed my birds scraps, but i would suggest waiting until your chicks are older and consume / have access to grit. I’m sure others will offer their advice and the links below will contain additional information.

    Here are some links to useful resources:
    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here! If you provide chick grit you can give other food. I would limit treats to no more than about 10% of their daily intake
     
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    You've gotten the advice you need on treats! Enjoy your chicks.
     
  5. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow

    Are the chicks out in their coop yet?

    Feel free to check out the links below for some interesting reading. Good luck on your adventures!
     
  6. Bibs Chicks

    Bibs Chicks In the Brooder

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    They will be out in the coop at the end of this week. It is about 70 degrees during the day and 60 at night so with the heat lamp on they will be in their coop.
     
  7. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us
     
  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy:ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with those chick's!
     
  10. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi & :welcome

    Enjoy your time here with us on BYC!
     

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