New baby chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chic101, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. chic101

    chic101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. I've been quietly reading, researching and learning on here for months. We live in MA, have a beautiful fenced in yard and an almost 2 year old pup. Two kids ages 4 and 6. We've been contemplating becoming backyard chicken owners and today we took the plunge. We decided on 3 gold sex links and 3 black sex links. Took them home about 3 hours ago.

    They chirped a ton in the box as we were getting them in the car. I had the heat blaring on the floor vents and they settled down a bit on the ride home. I was scared of having the heat lamp on while being gone from the house so I only put it on when we got home. Got the set up with starter food and water with probiotics. All but one seemed immediately comfortable. But then that last one found some water and food and seems perfectly content. I'm so happy. They are the cutest things I've ever seen!!

    I have them in a room that we have a pellet stove on. We are running out of pellets soon and was thinking about bringing them upstairs tomorrow while we are all at work and school. And the dog will be in her crate and could observe them all day. The house temp upstairs is about 69 but the sun would also keep them nice and warm with of course the heat lamp.

    Kim
     
  2. wyandottegirl

    wyandottegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! You're doing the right thing, Carry on.[​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on the new babies!! Keep them nice and warm for a few weeks. Start them out at 90 degrees constant temp and lower it by 5 degrees each week for 5 to 6 weeks.

    If you have any questions about your new babies, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  4. merve2004

    merve2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    Whoo[​IMG] thats perfect
     
  5. merve2004

    merve2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    İ am new two[​IMG]
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC, Kim![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    Congratulations on the new chicks! Sex-Links are wonderful egg layers with good temperaments that I'm sure you'll enjoy.[​IMG]
     
  7. merve2004

    merve2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    Who is kim
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    Good luck with your new chicks! Hopefully, they grow into a wonderful flock for you. [​IMG]
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. gerry37

    gerry37 New Egg

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    Welcome!!
     

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