New Flock Momma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by terripahl, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. terripahl

    terripahl Just Hatched

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    I bought 6 Rhode Island Reds seven weeks ago and two Buffs five weeks ago. I lost one but the others seem healthy. We are putting the finishing touches on their coop and they should be able to move into it tomorrow. I am a little nervous that they have all they need in their new digs. I have been wanting chicks for a long time and I just love them already. Hoping to get lots of info and advise on this site.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and congrats on your new flock. You could always post pics of your coop on this forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance and ask the experts what they think.

    Once in the new coop, keep them in the coop (with food and water) for 2-3 days to help them get used to the fact that this is "home". They should return to the coop on a night time. If they don't initially return to the coop, hang a small flashlight in the coop - they will naturally gravitate to it.

    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.

    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#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT

    ETA: if you include your approximate location under your avatar, it will help people to give more specific advice for any questions that you may have.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2017
  3. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Hi there and [​IMG]! We're happy you could join us[​IMG] [​IMG]

    Sorry about the loss of your chick - we've all been there and that's no fun. [​IMG] Good thing the others seem to be doing well! [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. [​IMG]
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, 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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, terripahl, and :welcome! Thanks for joining this awesome community and best wishes! :woot
     

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