Just starting out and got my 7 chicks on Saturday. I have 5 that are only a few days old 2 that are

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Noaskye, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Noaskye

    Noaskye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2017
    Southern MD
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Noaskye [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share more pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! What lovely pics you have posted and they sure do look like they are enjoying themselves! Please do check out the great links left for you above, I'm sure you will find them most helpful.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I would keep your baby chicks in a different brooder than the 3 wk. old birds. At 2 weeks chicks start the pecking order, your babies are too young for that. Also they are probably much smaller than the Australrops. It is too large a gap in age to have them together. The tinies will get stomped on and knocked over, and maybe even kept away from food and water
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You've already been given a lot of tips and links to read up on so I'll just say hello and thanks for joining us!
  7. Noaskye

    Noaskye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2017
    Southern MD
    Thanks, I do have a seperate brooder for the Australorps but so far haven't seen any behaviors that would lead me to pull them out. The littles have been able to eat and drink freely. So far my Australorps have been very docile even compared to some of my now week olds. I am ready should things change though.
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, noaskye, and a belated :welcome! It's great to have you in our flock! :)

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