New Chicken Owner Here!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BackyardCoop, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. BackyardCoop

    BackyardCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone,
    My name is Monica, my husband Jeff and I are just over six weeks into having chickens for the first time ever. We already have put 27 Cornish X Roxks into the freezer! It's unbelievable how fast they grew! I personally won't get them again unless our freezer get empty because they stink!

    Currently we have:
    11 Rhode Island Reds (4 or 5 of these will have to be killed due to having multiple roosters!)
    6 Wyandottes
    3 Leghorns
    2 Turkeys (White and Bronze)
    2 Domoniques
    1 Araucana
    1 Phoenix
    1 Seabright

    I have used this site to answer any and all of our questions when getting started and I appreciate it!

    My question is. If there is one thing you would share with someone still new at this, what would it be?
     
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome!
     
  3. BackyardCoop

    BackyardCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You!
     
  4. hearts34

    hearts34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a newbie too! Welcome. I would say stay confident and don't be afraid to ask questions.
     
  5. MommaK6

    MommaK6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Vickilynn45

    Vickilynn45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another newbie here too [​IMG] And Welcome!
     
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  7. JWinoski

    JWinoski Just Hatched

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    Newbie here too! Currently hatched 17 Bantam chicks with 8 more on the way! [​IMG]
     
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  8. BackyardCoop

    BackyardCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic! We only have two bantams. My hubby wants full size but said he'd put up with a few in there. [​IMG]
    One of them is in my picture << =)
     
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  9. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio!

    Let them be chickens. They are very good at it. [​IMG]
     
  10. Ourfamilyflock

    Ourfamilyflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them something to do. A bored chicken is bound to get into trouble somehow. Be it destroying something or pecking its sisters. Give them a roost, a mirror, scatter some of their food under their shavings for them to dig for, when they get 3 to 4 weeks old, start taking them outside for some field trips. Mostly have fun!

    And Welcome!
     
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