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fuscomommy

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 26, 2014
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So, I'll (or my family and I) will be brand new chick owners around May 11th. We have agreed/decided to take the chicks from my youngest son's classroom after they've hatched and they've observed them for about a week. I'm really excited and nervous. My father is a woodworker and is helping with a coop. We realize of course that we won't be using it right away. This blog has been very helpful but I would welcome any more pointers, tips, or anyhing that you've found works for you.

Thanks!
 

TwoCrows

A Native Raven
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Welcome to BYC!

And congrats on the soon to be chicks! It is natural to be nervous. I still am a nervous mommy with brooding chicks and get up a midnight to check on them or when I hear strange noises in the night. And I have raised many broods!

It may help your new chick jitters by stopping by our learning center. Lots of good articles on all the aspects of raising poultry. I will include a link to the entire learning center as well as an article on raising newly hatched chicks....

https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

Enjoy this new adventure you are on with your new babies! Make yourself at home here on BYC and welcome to our flock!
 

K9Dave

Songster
5 Years
Apr 11, 2014
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Big Stone Gap, Va.
Where are you located? Congrats, they're a lot of fun and I love the additional pest control and yard help you get with these things. I am in Phoenix and my yard was super hard compact desert land and now they have scratched it up so much it's crazy. It looks like the yard has been tilled.

I will say that doing the coop and run all before you even get chicks is the way to go. I had everything set up for a week or two before we got them and still needed things. Mine are just 5 weeks or so now. They spent their days as few day old chicks out in the run soaking up sun. How many are you getting?
 

Kelsie2290

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fuscomommy

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 26, 2014
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Thanks for all the warm welcomes and pointers. I'm looking forward to learning more from all of you and watching our chicks grow.
 

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