Just a few questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by newchick33, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. newchick33

    newchick33 Just Hatched

    Mar 8, 2017
    I'm 19, just started with some chicks I bought at tractor supply co. They were too cut to pass down. This forum is extremely helpful but for some reason I can't find any information on chicks running around flapping their wings. Mine do it at night mostly before they settle down and sleep. I have one bantam chick and 5 pullets. They should be around a week old since I got them at tractor supply co. I've read up on what the pullets should look like and I believe they are around that age. Lots of work even though they are just babies. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated!!!
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under newchick33 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    For your specific chick question you should get some good responses posting on this Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Best wishes to you and your little ones!

    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]
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great links from Teila already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    They are probably having an silly spell but, may be trying out their wings - chicks start flying to the top of the brooder very early. It's good to have a wire top so no pets get in and no chicks get out
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    Yes, some great links given.

    And Diva has a good point. I do use a top on my brooder. They will flap and run around just because they are feeling happy! Won't be long they could be up on the side of that brooder if there is not top there.
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC - always nice to have a new person come to the wonderful adventure that is poultry keeping! @Teila has given you some great links to get you started and, yes, as @drumstick diva suggested, if you don't already have a cover on the brooder it's high time to get one in place to keep the little ones in their place.
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, newchick33, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I agree with D'Diva - sounds like happy chicks being silly. And with the links Teila supplied you should be all set. Best wishes and welcome to the exciting world of chickens!! [​IMG]
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hope you're enjoying the little ones!

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