New at raising chicks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LitBlueCoop, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. LitBlueCoop

    LitBlueCoop Just Hatched

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    First time raising chicks! We are getting a Ameraucana,white Leghorn, golden laced Wyandotte, and a cuckoo maran. Any advice??? we wanted 4 breeds that were all different with 4 different kind of eggs so we could tell what chicken was doing what until we got used to the whole thing! We get them in April! Very excited and nervous I hope they all live to make the transition to the lit blue coop.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC -- sounds like you've selected a lovely starter flock there!
     
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  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!

    Go to each individual thread..just type in the breed up in the search bar..you will find a lot on the threads about each breed.

    For example. Thread started a way back, but had some comments just a couple of weeks ago..a lot on there inbetween.
     
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. This link may be useful to you at the moment - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    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
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You can also check out breed reviews and see what actual owners think of them both pro and con.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Congrats on your upcoming flock!
     
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  7. LitBlueCoop

    LitBlueCoop Just Hatched

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    Thank you we are excited!
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, LitBlueCoop, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Looks like you have received a lot of great links and advice so I'll just say best wishes to you in your poultry adventures and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    As you have already received some great links and advice, I will just send best wishes to you and your flock when they arrive … very exciting!

    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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  10. LitBlueCoop

    LitBlueCoop Just Hatched

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    Question? Mamma heating pad vs heat lamp? Pros / cons?
     

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