Just starting my first flock


In the Brooder
Mar 6, 2018

I became the proud mama hen to 8 baby chicks about 5 days ago. I bought them from TSC and am pretty certain they are about 6-7 days old. This is my first time owning chickens and have much to learn about raising them.

I have 3 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Production Reds, 2 Silver Leghorns and 1 Blue Langshan. They are quite funny to watch and we are already noticing their personalities.

I am a work at home mom that sells LuLaRoe while also taking care of my 2.5 year old and shuttling my two 13 year olds back and forth to school. My husband and I like to garden and have always wanted to have chickens. We currently by organic eggs from a local mass production farm but decided to start our own flock so we could know exactly what our chickens were eating and we subsequently were getting from their eggs.

The chicks are currently in a brooder that I made out of an old wood file cabinet. We are deciding on a plan for the coop and run and will be building it over the next few weeks that we have until they need to be moved out of their brooder.

I’m excited to be here and look forward to reading everyone’s stories about their flocks. I’ve learned quite a bit already even before I joined. Cheers!

Glad you're here !

A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
:welcomeHowdy and welcome to our flock.:frow So glad you joined us and Congratulations on your new chicks. That is how I got started so many years ago.:thumbsup So as you can see their different personalities there are many things you can learn from watching them. Here at the BYC we will help you spot certain things like illnesses or is that a rooster and not a hen. So if you have any questions, :idunnoissues or concerns please feel free to ask.:cafWe will help you in any way we can. So pull up a chair and make yourself at home. Thanks for joining!:wee:jumpy

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