New in the Pocono Mtns, PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by countminsi, May 16, 2017.

  1. countminsi

    countminsi Just Hatched

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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.
     
  2. BantammChick

    BantammChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello,and:welcome!:frow
     
  3. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your new flock and getting them a coop already. How is the dog doing around the chicks?
     
  4. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! I assume you have a heat source for the chicks?
    Good luck!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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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 -
    http://209.222.104.187/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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  6. countminsi

    countminsi Just Hatched

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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!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    :welcome
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    So glad you could join our community! Make yourself at home here and ask any questions you may have. :)
     

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