New Chicken Mom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by soucychicks, May 24, 2016.

  1. soucychicks

    soucychicks New Egg

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    I have 4 new babies (chicks) this is my first
    Go at it. They are awesome and almost 2 weeks old. Any info is welcomed!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - great to have you onboard with us and congrats on your new chicks!

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, 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.

    This link may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens


    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/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    One thing I can say right now..seeing in your back ground, that you have a big red heat lamp..using this light for this chick? If so, she is big enough she doesn't need that much heat now. :) Go with reg. light bulbs. Try a 75 for now, then down to 60 in 4 days, then down to 40 in another 4 days. [​IMG]
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! You got some good advice here already, so I can say is enjoy your chicks and if you have any questions, shoot. We're happy to help!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When your chicks are 6 weeks old, you can post photos at "what breed or gender is this." Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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