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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by roosterboots, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. roosterboots

    roosterboots Just Hatched

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    Hey everyone! I'm new to the chicken life! I have 32 chickens, 4 ducks and 2 turkeys! All but 10 chickens are still chicks! I've done so many Google searches looking for ideas and just learning as much as I can. Almost everything I search comes up with an answer from back yard chickens! So I decided to join! So excited to be here with you guys!
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    This is truly where you belong, glad you found us. If you have questions, the Learning Center has tons of answers. Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.
     
  3. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC, glad to have you join the flock. Bet you have a lot of entertainment to watch with all those baby chicks around! We recently got 5 young pullets and love watching them. Plan to integrate them with our current flock in a few months.
     
  4. roosterboots

    roosterboots Just Hatched

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    I do love watching my babies! I've had them since they were a couple days old. They're now about 4 weeks. They're still so skittish of me tho. Will they eventually get used to me giving them water and food and cleaning their brooder and trying to hold them?
     
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    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to take a few treats and just sit in your coop with them a little while. Let them eat out of your hand, which they will once they get used to you and see what you've got for them. LOL
     
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  6. roosterboots

    roosterboots Just Hatched

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    What kind of treats can I give the chicks? Same as the older chickens?
     
  7. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably, but don't give them anything except their chick food until you provide age appropriate grit for them. The grit will gather in their gizzard and grind up the food they eat. We give ours meal worms, grapes, watermelon, and tomatoes. Haven't tried black oil sunflower seeds on them yet (BOSS).
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

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