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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Just Pam, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Just Pam

    Just Pam New Egg

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    Hi everyone! I'm from Arkansas and just getting started. Was expecting 6 chicks this morning, got 11!!!!!! Got my hands full now.:):):)
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Just Pam, and :welcome. Pleased you joined our flock. I take it your chicks came through the mail? If so, something to keep in mind. If you ordered jatcheries often toss in surplus males as a way to pare down their stock as most people order hen chicks. Some people do not want/cannot keep roosters for a variety of reasons, others have no problem with the "bonus" birds. Also, if you have more than one rooster and the rest are ladies, they will soon become overbred...missing feathers on their backs from repeated matings, plus the hens tend to get a little nervous with all the boys after them. Just a word of caution if they are indeed cockerels. Also, as a beginner you might want to check out the Learning Center here https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    It will gives you a lot of great information for raising a happy, healthy flock! Best of luck and enjoy the adventure!
     
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  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us and congrats on your new babies.

    Twice as many as expected, you should evaluate your brooder size to make sure you can accommodate all.

    x2 on the probable roosters - IMO best to plan for them and start looking for rehoming issues to be prepared.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Some people like the free extra roos, so they can eat them.
     
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     
  7. Just Pam

    Just Pam New Egg

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    Thanks for the warm welcome. The chicks are doing great! I found if you just lay your hand down in the box they will get nosey and come and crawl in your palm, I had four at one time! I'll get a pic soon!
     
  8. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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