Just got my first chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ginnyj, May 9, 2011.

  1. ginnyj

    ginnyj Out Of The Brooder

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    So excited to be joining this group. I got my first chicks today! So excited and looking forward to learning alot! Just hoping they all make it.
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Have fun with your chicks.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] What kind and how many?
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello and welcome! Good luck with your new baby chicks! [​IMG]
     
  6. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Congrats!! I want to see some pictures when you get the time and posts... And welcome to BYC!!!
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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Congrats on your chicks & good luck with them [​IMG]
     
  8. ginnyj

    ginnyj Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I have 4 rhode island reds and 4 buff orphington (I hope that's how you spell it). They are so cute. I spent most the evening watching them.
    I live in Florida and it's pretty warm here but I put a 75 watt light bulb on a clamp on one end of the cage...that way if they want the heat they can move to it; if not,
    they can move to the other side. I have been reading tons of information and just hope I am doing the right thing. I can see how this could get really addictive!
     
  9. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Congratulations on your new babies!! If you don't have a thermometer in teh brooder, Just pay attention to their behavior. If they're cold, they'll all be huddled up together directly under the light.

    As a matter of safety, it's good practice to secure your heat lamp by two or three different, fail-safe methods. The clamps are not to be relied upon as they can, and have failed. The heat lamp is the most dangerous aspect of chicken keeping. More than one sad story of homes and coops on fire have been caused by heat lamps that fell or got too close to another object.

    Other than that, enjoy your new hobby and your new babies!!
     
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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