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New Chicken mom from Council Bluffs IA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by New ChikInn Mom, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. New ChikInn Mom

    New ChikInn Mom New Egg

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    [​IMG] Hello, I had been researching the whole 'backyard chicken' thing ever since I read an article about the benefits. We finally commited and purchased a coop and last Friday got 3 chicks. I cant remember the last time I was so excited, probably when I had my own baby!!!
    [​IMG] So with my husband and daughter each picking a chick, we ended up with a Rhode Island Red (2 weeks old), a Golden Laced Wyandotte, (1 and 1/2 weeks old) and my Americauna (1 week old). So far they are doing very well and are growing their feathers in quickly. I'm amazed at how fast it happens!
    [​IMG]One of them (the Golden Laced) has taken to my husband and is already spoiled. She chirped so loud for so long that I thought something was wrong only to find out she wants him! And like a new chicken daddy, he scoops her up and is now following him everywhere!
    [​IMG] I am not sure its a good thing, cuz I did the same to my daughter as an infant and now 6 years later I cant get her to sleep in her own bed!
    [​IMG] I guess the only thing I have to ask is, with the whole spoiling thing, when/ or how much mealworms should they be consuming and whether or not they need grit with it. My husband aIready has given them (his especially) mealworms, and I am not sure if they are ready for it , or if they are consuming TOO much! One of them, (Not sure who) has diarrhea and I figured its from the mealworms, cuz we only handle them for 10 minutes at most maybe 4-5 times a day, before putting them back to stay warm and rest.
    [​IMG] I am very thankful for this site, as it has already answered so many other questions that I needed answers to. Thanks in advance on any advice you can share! I am glad to be here!
     
  2. Qurus

    Qurus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I can't help you with the mealworms question. I don't give em to my chicks. I'm sure someone will be along that knows. Anyway, congrats on the new chicks.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    welcome to BYC from northern michigan :D

    They should eat primarily a balanced chick ration. Too many mealworms = too much protein.
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Welcome! [​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined
     
  10. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and Welcome from another Iowan! I don't usually give mealworms to my baby chicks. It won't hurt them but I just focus on regular feed until they are older.
     

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