Just getting started on our little flock!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joethemurse, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. joethemurse

    joethemurse Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, just wanted to make my first post and show off my 4 week old chicks. I have 2 Ameracaunas, a buff Orpington, barred Plymouth Rock, crested polish, silkie, silver laced Wyandotte and a California white. My girlfriend took the task of naming them all. I hope to get some good advice on here[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! What a lovely pic you have posted, thanks for sharing with us. Those are some lovely breeds you have there. I have mainly polish and they are fab breed to keep. I would advise you to keep an eye on your polish and silkie to make sure the others don't bully them as they get bigger. They are often at the bottom of the pecking order and their crests can attract unwanted attention and pecking form other breeds. I'm more than sure you will get lots of great advice here, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your chicks in the future. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. joethemurse

    joethemurse Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice. Fortunately the crested polish is very dominant and holds his own. They are very flighty birds though.
     
  4. ampho

    ampho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! You will love them! You get very attached very quickly, My babies are almost 3, started with 6, now have 5 sadly one got attacked by ? The Barred Rocks were the most curious and smart/sweet, the Buffs sweet but shy, my Wyandotte kind of a loner but beautiful! You will have to see if you have the same experiences! I spent so much time on this site in building my coop and every other question..ask away, these people are fabulous for real person advice!
     
  5. joethemurse

    joethemurse Out Of The Brooder

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    The barred rock is exactly as you described. My silver laced Wyandotte is very antisocial.[​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You are gonna need a wire top on that brooder. When they start perching on the sides - sooner or later they fall or fly out and can't get back. The top will keep them inside and hopefully any pets OUT.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. joethemurse

    joethemurse Out Of The Brooder

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    They are already in a bigger/taller brooder
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and a warm welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard. It must be exciting times for you. I don't have the imagination to name my chickens - they are named by feather colouring and the bands on their legs [​IMG].

    I hope that you enjoy being a member as much as we all do.

    Cheers
    CT
     
  10. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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