new in Idaho Falls! HELP!

xcntry

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 5, 2010
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Southeast Idaho
I just bought myself 10 chicks for my birthday. I have always wanted a mini farm. I grew up in the country and we would occasionally raise chickens...always had a dog and a cat while growing up...

Although I have been around chickens in the past, I do not feel real confident about this...EXCITED, but scared!

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks for such a great place to learn and meet like minded people!!!

 
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chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
8,696
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316
Strasburg Ohio
Hello! I see your little brooder setup, and it looks just fine. They will grow out of it fast though....so while they're growing, plan on setting up your chicken coop. Chicks are surprisingly easy to raise. Just keep them warm, and keep their environment relatively clean with fresh food and water, and you're good to go!

Welcome to BYC!
Sharon
 

xcntry

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 5, 2010
43
0
22
Southeast Idaho
Thank you!!! I have gone through the coop section a hundred times...still trying to figure out the best one...


I have one chick that I keep finding laying on its side with one leg streched out...it gets up and runs with the rest when I go for it...is this normal behavior?
 

xcntry

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 5, 2010
43
0
22
Southeast Idaho
Quote:YEA!! You are not too far from me!!! Good to know I am not alone in this corner of the world... LOL
 

Amanda0609

Songster
9 Years
Mar 22, 2010
447
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Nope not alone! I haven't seen to many people in our neck of the woods though. Glad to have you on here.
 

Duramaxgirl

Songster
9 Years
Feb 12, 2010
1,631
44
178
Idaho
Hello I'm from North Idaho! Yes chicks are easy to raise. And you'll do just fine. The only problem I've had is chicks getting to hot from my heat lamp. Just make sure they have room to get out from under the heat lamp if they want to.

I just wish kids were as easy to raise as chicks.... Sigh....
 

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