New member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by weezie122, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. weezie122

    weezie122 New Egg

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    Hi everyone! I don't have my chicks yet, but am getting them next week, buff Orpingtons and barred rocks, I can't wait! I just wanted to join to have a support system for any questions I might have ( I'm sure they'll be many!) I'm so happy to find a community out there for us chicken lovers! Such a relief that I don't have to figure this stuff out alone!
     
  2. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you decided to join us!! To find lots of information on your new chicks, you should check out the learning center, it has info on pretty much everything.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the BYC flock. You may also want to know what is going on around you. Put your state name in the search box and your state thread will pop up. You can post there and see if any chickeners live near you.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello!
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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. You're in good hands. Good luck! :frow
     
  6. weezie122

    weezie122 New Egg

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    Thank you everyone! I finally got my chicks, I wound up getting all buff Orpingtons, (6), and just set them up, all looks good so far, they are checking out their new digs, I happened to notice some of them panting, I placed my hand in brooder and it really doesn't seem too warm, just pleasantly warm, do they sometimes pant when they are anxious?
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Just be sure to have a cool spot so they can get away from the heat is they get too hot. That way you don't have to worry about that. My chicks used the two zones to regulate themselves. Congratulations and good luck with your new babies! :)
     
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  8. weezie122

    weezie122 New Egg

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    Thanks! I only have the light on one side so they have the other side to cool off if needed, thank you!! It's so nice to have all of you to talk to!![​IMG]
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    No problem. Now get ready for chick tv. It's the most entertaining show you'll ever watch. It's always commercial free. :gig
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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