New- bee with 3 day old chick-babies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bee and me, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Bee and me

    Bee and me In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2017
    Hello All,
    I'm a brand new, first time chick mom. So far so good!
    I have a silver lace, Golden Lace and a Bantam.
    Thier names are Tink, Bell and Malificent.
    I was attracted to the site because you had a weekly slide show that showed chick progression. This helped me look forward to next week's growth.
    Right now the chicks are in the house, in a tub, with a light, surounded by a puppy pin (to keep the cat out. Actually she doesn't seem to care.)due to the fact we have 4 inches of snow outside. I'm in Washington state.
    Oh, I have a hubby and two human chicks. They are tickled pink to have chicks.
    What an adventure!
    Bee and me

  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC and the poultry obsession! Love your girls' names!
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Bee and me [​IMG] Welcome!

    Congratulations on your new feathered family and best wishes to you and them.

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there:

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    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]
  4. Bee and me

    Bee and me In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2017
    Thank you Everyone. I will for sure check out the sites.
    Right now I feel so overwhelmed with wanting them to be ok.
    I have been reading all sorts of stuff!
    It is nice to have a forum to help me focus my anxious energy.
    Thanks and good night.
    Bee and Me
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here!
  7. orrpeople

    orrpeople Hopping...a lot Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2016
    State of Jefferson
    I agree that processing all the chick raising info can be really stressful... you would have laughed at me the first few nights my girls were outside - I think I probably checked on them more than I did my newborn children! (It probably didn't help that I had been reading the "predators and pests" forum threads as bedtime literature!)
    Anyway, as you have surely begun to discover, there are hundreds of different opinions about how to raise chicks. But, you will find ways that work best for you and your family - and the fact that you care about their well being, tells me that you will be a good chicken-mamma, even if you dont always get it "right!" Have so much fun with your new additions!!
    PS, my cats completely ignore my chicks too - not sure why, when they're fairly vicious hunters of small birds outside - go figure!

  8. Bee and me

    Bee and me In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2017
    I am so there. I hear thier every peep.
    At first I was afraid of them overheating. I was told as long as they have room to move away from the heat they will be fine. I find they cluster together under the heat or next to the water where it cool.
    They seem happy.
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  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to the flock! Thanks for joining us at BYC, please pull up a chair and make yourself at home! I hope you enjoy yourself here as much as I have! :frow

  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, Bee and me, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! It looks like Teila and others have given you some great links to check out so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]

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