New chicken family in Kansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alopez2, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. alopez2

    alopez2 New Egg

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    Hello, I am new to chickens. We just got some and I love them. They are so cute. I am looking to raise them for eggs and for my kids to show in 4-h. Any advice to a new person as far as raising them will be appreciated. I already have a coop but was told that they need to be inside for the first month under a heart lamp since they are babies still.
     
  2. jwlpoultry

    jwlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi welcome to BYC you will find several great helpers here. No advice except enjoy them and be ready to expand cause they are addicting. Yes under a heat lamp for about first 4-6 weeks depending on the temperature where you are. If you live in an extremely cold climate they will need the light a little longer. Again so glad to have you here!!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from a fellow Kansan, alopez2, and :welcome! Great to have you here. Always great to welcome another Sunflower Stater to BYC. Best of luck to you and your flock! :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    generally once they are fully feathered out (6-8 weeks) you can give them gradual exposure to the coop and outdoor run
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. This link may help you - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks.
    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=learning+centre 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/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you


    All the best
    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    :welcome
     
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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