New Chickens = Excited!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 06Chickens, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. 06Chickens

    06Chickens New Egg

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    I'm so glad this site exists! I've learned so much already. For the past three years I've visited the chicks during chick days, just waiting for the right year to become a backyard chicken owner. I brought six Red Sexlinks home last night. Sadly, one was lethargic this morning, and she didn't make it. :-( My son took the day off from work to make sure the rest would be okay. So sad. The rest seem to be having a ball, and hopefully they will all be okay.

    BYC is such a wealth of information. I hope someday I'll know enough to actually help others and make up for the zillions of questions I will be no doubt asking.

    Melissa
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Melissa, welcome to BYC, and good luck with your chicks.
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    But sorry about the loss and hope all others do well. I know it was hard to lose one of those babies.

    Watch for pasty butts, they are quite common in the the first week.

    Do visit the Learning Center for answers to many questions.
     
  4. 06Chickens

    06Chickens New Egg

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    Thank you!

    I am on the lookout for the pasty butt issue. Hopefully this was an anomaly and the others will grow up healthy and happy. :)
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Likely there was something wrong with that one.

    Enjoy the adventure, they grow so, so fast.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Melissa, glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     
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  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Melissa and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with 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
     
  8. 06Chickens

    06Chickens New Egg

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    Thanks! The learning center is a fantastic resource that I will use a lot, I'm sure. I'm also looking forward to connecting with others in my area.
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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