New at this chicken thing from Colorado! Help me decide what I have!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by breisblonde22, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. breisblonde22

    breisblonde22 Just Hatched

    Jan 6, 2014
    Denver Colorado
    Found this lil girl/guy in a parking lot abandoned, it's brother or sister was dead next to her in the snow :( I had to take her home. I have never had chickens before but now my daughter is in love and my husband can build a coop so I guess I'm a chicken owner now, but I don't know anything about chickens so help!!!! I also don't have any idea what kind of chicken she/he is and idk if it's male or female so help please!
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Aww...poor little guy. How sad is that. But at least you have a kind heart. :) You might start here in the learning center of BYC for some tips and pointers on how to keep chickens...

    As for identification, check out the what breed and gender section of BYC...

    Keep this one warm under a heat lamp. He looks like he is maybe 2 weeks old so start him around 90 degrees and lower the heat 5 degrees each week for 6 weeks.

    Take good care of the little guy. And enjoy BYC!
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! x2 on TwoCrows's advice, good luck to you! And I'm glad you rescued the poor little thing :)
  4. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2012
    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC. Congrats on your new little fluffbutt & thank you for taking it in. Agree with above. They are also flock animals so it needs buddies. Try & get as close to same age/size. I did a rescue on an abandoned chick about 8 months ago. I already owned chickens but was NOT looking to ad to the flock at the time - well mother nature had another plan :).
    [​IMG]this was the chick at rescue

    [​IMG] chick with buddies

    [​IMG] turned out to be a beautiful hen :)
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you good advice, good luck with the little chick, how nice of you to rescue him.
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. I looks like your flock is started. Good luck.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    How nice of your to rescue the chick.

    It's nauseating that people can just dump/throw out live animals and walk away with no pangs of conscience whatsoever. Well they do it to humans too.

    Good grief.
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright and [​IMG] glad to have ya here [​IMG]

    Sweet looking little one [​IMG]

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