1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login, otherwise join BYC here!

New Member!! Hello Chicken Lovers!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BiggeChick, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. BiggeChick

    BiggeChick New Egg

    6
    0
    4
    Apr 30, 2017
    Posey County Indiana
    Im a new proud momma of 19 lovely lil chickies. I have a mixed batch breed wise. a few of each breed they had at Rural King.
    So far im on day 3. I would have 20 but one died of Pasty butt the day i got them. I hadnt realized it at the store and honestly hadnt known what i was seeing till i looked it up.
    Since that my chickies (between 1-2 weeks old) have done amazing. I have them set up in a large, circular whirlpool bathtub that goes unused in my bathroom.
    They love the brooder (the tub lined with pinechips and warmed by a red tinted heat lamp. 125 watts). They mill about freely and i handle them regularly to check their bottoms and general cuddling.
    Most are very docile and happy to be held, others will need some work that i am happy to put in.
    Today i introduced them to cut up worms. It was a lovely frenzy!!
     
  2. ritabird

    ritabird Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    20
    Apr 30, 2017
    Texas gulf coast
    Sounds wonderful you will be a good chicken Mama
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    81,070
    8,161
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sounds like you are well on your way to Chicken Lady Mama of the year[​IMG] Your chicks are very lucky to have you.
     
  4. BiggeChick

    BiggeChick New Egg

    6
    0
    4
    Apr 30, 2017
    Posey County Indiana
    Would it be ok if i used dried dirt from my yard to sprinkle in the Brooder? I was reading up on their digestive needs and i want to make sure they are getting a bit of "grit".
     
  5. BiggeChick

    BiggeChick New Egg

    6
    0
    4
    Apr 30, 2017
    Posey County Indiana
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  6. BiggeChick

    BiggeChick New Egg

    6
    0
    4
    Apr 30, 2017
    Posey County Indiana
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under BiggeChick [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    This is a good Forum on which to ask questions about your little ones: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    As my chicks are raised outside by their mumma, they have access to grit from day 1 so I can not answer your question with complete confidence but I am sure I have read on BYC that people add a hand full of garden dirt into the brooder for their littlies to scratch through.

    Your bubs are adorable and I just love the expression on the little one in the middle of that second photo!!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share more pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  8. ritabird

    ritabird Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    20
    Apr 30, 2017
    Texas gulf coast
    [​IMG] is this good feed for laying hens do I need to add to diet I give kitchen scrap like old biscuits, corn chips, potato peeling
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by