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  1. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I should've posted here first. Well, I now have about three week old chicks (that I got when they were about three days old) that for the most part are happy healthy and thriving. They are a barnyard mix of who knows what - too many possibilities given the varied coloring, combs, feathering, etc. I am almost certain a couple are buff orpington, one little cockerel looks to be dominique, but who knows, several appear to be barred rock, and several I don't have a clue including one that at the moment appears to have no tail and another that has a small amount of feathering all the way down it's legs. In all there are 20 chickies residing in the 4x8 section of my living room with a heat lamp.

    I'm a first time chicken raiser looking for some fresh eggs come spring. My wife and kids love them to death (almost literally), but so far I'm the one taking care of them. If I ask a dumb question or two please bear with me. I'm a city slicker moved to the country fresh from Los Angeles and grew up with a concrete backyard. Now I'm sitting on 3 acres that at least some of which will be populated by chickens come a month or two from now. I can't wait till my babies are all grown up and catching all the bugs they can find and producing some happy eggs for me as well. Hopefully, in time I can contribute and help some new feller along as well.
     
  2. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG] from NE Ohio....we all had to start somewhere, I'm sure you'll be a pro in no time at all!
     
  3. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you!!! Enjoy the simpler life! You'll be suprised at he satisfaction, and fun that keeping chicken has to offer!!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I just started with chickens this last spring. Its very addictive. Started with 2 and have 31 so far and am going to have a New Years hatch. Trust me that will be your next step. Hatching is really cool.
     
  7. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Tennessee! I hope you have your coop and run started, cause those cute little chicks are going to grow fast![​IMG] The best thing you can do to insure success is read, read, read...everything on this site about coops, runs, predators, feed, etc. etc. Look at posts about illnesses and injuries, too...may help you in the future. Good luck with your new chicks...they are a lot of fun!
     
  8. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania! You will have a blast raising chickens! We started out with 6 in April and ended up with 24 by July. It is very exciting checking the nest box for eggs when that time arrives. Good luck!
     
  9. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania.

    You will be wanting to get those babies out of your living room soon. As they start to feather out more ~ 20 chicks = tons of dust!

    Oh ~ and we need picture of the babies!!!
     
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    You came to the right place to talk chicken

    Imp
     

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