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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken Ladies, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Chicken Ladies

    Chicken Ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to Chickens. & forums. My partner 's family had chickens, when she was growing up. I have had chickens for 3 days now. 2 are called Black Sex Link & 2 are Barred Rock. I think they are a week old. :I just built them a home out of a box & Duck Tape ( couldn't find chick tape).
    We live in Carrollton, TX.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to our forum!

    You may find our Learning Center a good place to start browsing.

    My first brooder was also a cardboard box and duct tape. I'm guessing you have this indoors. You can probably put them outside in 2 or 3 weeks in this weather. Chickens are much more tolerant of cold than heat, so the challenge down here is to have enough shade and breeze to get them through the summers. Here is a good thread about the sort of open style living space they do well in, in the south:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/163417/please-show-me-your-hot-weather-coops/0_20
     
  4. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! :)
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on Kelsie and Judy. Your first brooder need be nothing but a small box. But chicks grow fast and will start jumping and roosting on things so you'll need to be prepared to have a bigger and stronger box.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on the new chicks! Definitely stop by the link Kelsie has left you on how to raise you new chicks for the first 60 days. The learning center is loaded with great articles on all the aspects of raising poultry, so you might stop there as well.

    Enjoy your new babies and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, glad you joined the flock
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with the chicks!
     

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