New chicken mom here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickMomma26, May 2, 2017.

  1. ChickMomma26

    ChickMomma26 New Egg

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    I bought my 1st pullet babies, they will be 8wks this Friday. They are suppose to be Columbian rock cross's, but i can seem to find too many pics to see what they are supposed to look like. Does anyone have any to help me out ? And my other question is i was given a Orphington pullet, lonely it's siblings were mean to it. I have it by it's self with a lamp and set up in a tote. I know it's too little to be with them, how many weeks should i try to put the new one with them ? Thank you
     
  2. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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    I found that on the Internet.

    I think you need to get the other chickens used to the chick, like keep the chick in view of the chickens but not in contact.

    Have fun!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If they are Columbian rock crosses, they could look like anything - depending on what the other parent is. You could try posting at "what breed or gender is this." Do mention they are crosses and what age.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd strongly recommend getting another couple of chicks for your lone chick. It needs company, not only now, but when it eventually becomes part of the main flock as well. You'll see that birds of the same age tend to hang out together, at least until they begin to lay. It's gonna be a very lonely 6-7 months for a lone chick.

    Integrating chicks is probably better done after 8-10 weeks, when they can take a pecking from an adult bird without being harmed. These links may help.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1126547/topic-of-the-week-integrating-chicks-into-an-adult-flock

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069595/introducing-chicks-to-adults#post_16276224
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under ChickMomma26 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points and some good advice, I will just wish you all the best.

    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.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.
     

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