New in the Pocono Mtns, PA

countminsi

In the Brooder
May 16, 2017
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My wife and I just picked up 6 chicks (2 RI Red, 1 Ameraucana, 1Barred Rock, 1 Orbington)! We've been planning/talking about it for the last few months and I spent 2 weekends and a few days after work building the coop. I built the coop from the Garden Coop plans. They're pretty good and I'm happy with how it all came out. I still have to paint and do other odds and ends, but the chicks are in the henhouse tonight!! The dog and I will check on them in the morning.
 

BantammChick

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My wife and I just picked up 6 chicks (2 RI Red, 1 Ameraucana, 1Barred Rock, 1 Orbington)! We've been planning/talking about it for the last few months and I spent 2 weekends and a few days after work building the coop. I built the coop from the Garden Coop plans. They're pretty good and I'm happy with how it all came out. I still have to paint and do other odds and ends, but the chicks are in the henhouse tonight!! The dog and I will check on them in the morning.
hello,and:welcome!:frow
 

SueT

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May 27, 2015
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Welcome to BYC! I assume you have a heat source for the chicks?
Good luck!
 

Pork Pie

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Hello and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us and congrats on your new littles and your coop build!

Here's a link to the Learning Centre, where you will find some great articles on how to care for chicks -
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/

These include:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/h...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

Best wishes
CT
 
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countminsi

In the Brooder
May 16, 2017
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Thanks! I have a heat lamp that seems to be doing its job since when I check on them they weren't right under it. The dog is cautiously interested. She's a pretty gentle dog and was sitting at the door wanting to go back out after we checked the food and water this morning.

Thanks CTKen for the tips. I can certainly use all the help I can get and will join my state's group!
 

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