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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nikkiluv0914, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Nikkiluv0914

    Nikkiluv0914 New Egg

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    I'm new here and I have a little yellow chick I don't know what to really do how much she eats can anyone help me?
     
  2. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not really enough information given yet.


    Chicks need warmth, food, and water to begin.
     
  3. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You ...bought? this one chick? Go back to store, they
    should have chick food. Not CHICKEN food, but chick
    starter of some nature.

    You can put a lot of money into raising just one chick...
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Agree with Spookwriter - and let it have unlimited free choice chick food - it won't overeat. Also, you can chat with fellow PA poultry folks in your state thread in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
    Good luck and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  5. Nikkiluv0914

    Nikkiluv0914 New Egg

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    No was giving to me got food with her just wasn't sure how to keep warm if need to be and how often eats and drinks
     
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Nikkiluv0914 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Besides the link redsoxs has given you, you might want to check out the Learning Centre: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Please forgive me if I sound blunt but who gave you the chick and why? Were you prepared for it’s arrival? As Spook has mentioned, chicks need warmth as well as food and water. Do you have a brooder with a heat lamp set up for it? Also, a single chick will be very lonely.
     
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  7. Nikkiluv0914

    Nikkiluv0914 New Egg

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    It's ok I got her off a friend not knowing what she meant by chicken and I don't have brooder ready or anything right now she in the box she came in
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like an Easter chick. Could you give it back to your friend and say you have no way to provide what a baby chick needs. Its never good to surprise people with live animals when they have no idea what to do with them.
     

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