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

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    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

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    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...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

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

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Welcome to BYC. I looks like your flock is started. Good luck.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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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