My Rhode Island Red Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melovechicks, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. melovechicks

    melovechicks New Egg

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    My baby Rhode Island Red chicks are very loud when I leave them. Is it important to give them a lot of attention or no
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2017
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. It can certainly help the bonding process if you spend time with them, but they will soon become accustomed to not feeling the need of your presence as they get older.

    This link may be relevant to you at the moment - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chicks learn quickly how to get humans appear. They can be spoiled by too much attention. If you know they are not too hot or cold, by their behavior. If they have all eaten well, they don't need to be checked or reassured often. If you are using a red bulb in your brooder that may calm them. A white bulb confuses them about what is day and what is night & goofs up their sleep cycles.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, melovechicks, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Best wishes to you and your chicks!
     
  5. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    It's nice to have you here!
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    x2 on the advice CTKen gave you.
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Howdy, and welcome to the flock! Glad you decided to join us, please make yourself at home here and enjoy BYC! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  8. silkieRaiser

    silkieRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when chicks are cold they will huddle near the heat lamp, and when they are hot they will move as far away as possible. hope this helps and i look forward to seeing you around!!!
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under melovehicks [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good advice and links, I will just wish you and your little ones all the best.

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     

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