New Chicken Parent

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kegmanatee, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. kegmanatee

    kegmanatee Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I've just joined after reading several helpful tips over the last couple weeks! I've got 2 Cochin babies so far, we plan on getting more soon. Thanks for all the help so far!!! This is a great resource!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Don't wait too long to get more chicks to go with your Cochins, the older the 2 get, the less welcoming they can be to newcomers.

    Have fun with your birds!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    kegmanatee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for being so welcoming! Everyone has made me feel at home here. This site has been such a great resource for me. My husband has had adult chickens in the past, but he's not much help with the babies!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree if you want more chicks get them now and about the same age -they should be able to integrate without too much fuss. Cochins are a very nice bree[​IMG]d.
     
  7. kegmanatee

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    Thank you for letting me know, I've been a little worried about that...the 2 I have are inseparable. If I take one away from the other they start making this terribly sad noise/cheep until they are together again. I'm afraid the won't accept any new birds. We'll be extra careful when we add!
     

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