new in Idaho Falls! HELP!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by xcntry, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. xcntry

    xcntry Out Of The Brooder

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    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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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2010
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    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
     
  3. xcntry

    xcntry Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
  4. Amanda0609

    Amanda0609 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Pocatello! You will do fine. Welcome [​IMG]
     
  5. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    It's just sunbathing taking a little rest.
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  6. xcntry

    xcntry Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:YEA!! You are not too far from me!!! Good to know I am not alone in this corner of the world... LOL
     
  7. Amanda0609

    Amanda0609 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  8. xcntry

    xcntry Out Of The Brooder

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    I am glad to finally have a reason to be on!!!
     
  9. xcntry

    xcntry Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:They do not get much sun in this brooder set up...just the heat lamp...

    Is this ok?
     
  10. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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