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New babies part deux

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Armymom2017, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Armymom2017

    Armymom2017 Hatching

    Apr 21, 2017
    Newbie here. Picked up my second batch of chicks today. 4 Copper Maran babies are now in my brooder. The first batch was 3 easter eggers and 3 Barred Rocks. These little Maran babies are LOUD!

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and congrats on your new little flock!

    These links may be interesting:


    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
  3. Ol Grey Mare

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

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC and congrats on your new additions. Are the newbies brooding with the larger/older birds or on their own? New babies generally settle in after the first day, they've had a lot of upheaval in their short lives and need a moment to catch their breaths and enjoy some stability. One way to help them naturally settle is to use a Mama Heat Pad for their heat source -- it more closely mimics natural (hen based) brooding and allows for the development of a normal day/night cycle.
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. You can use the search box to locate "Mama Heating Pad," thread
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Armymom2017 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points from Ken, I will just wish you 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.

    If you would like to share 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]

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