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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KaileyBrown, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. KaileyBrown

    KaileyBrown Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone! I am from the East Orlando area and just got my first chickens yesterday! I purchased a blue cochin, two RIR, and an Easter Egger which my research indicates some kind of Americauna cross? She (I hope) is brown with a beard and unfeathered legs. I am so excited. They are all 5-7 days, just tiny little things. I am looking to add two more chicks, about the same age, to my flock. Perhaps a barred rock and a maran? Any suggestions? Thanks everyone and I look forward to picking your brains soon.
    KB
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! Barred Rocks, Wyandottes, and Orpingtons are also good breeds.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Add more chicks as soon as possible - this should limit integration problems. Chicken society can be like 'mean girls' in school.
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have come to the right place to "pick brains"! Yes, I agree with Sourland here, mix chicks in as early as possible, before anybody is 2 to 2 1/2 weeks of age. After this the pecking order starts to form and this is when aggression can become an issue.

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. KaileyBrown

    KaileyBrown Out Of The Brooder

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    I was hoping to have 6 chickens total but the farm we are going to isn't open until Sunday! So they'll be 2 weeks when we introduce 2 more chickens. Will it be okay in a week to introduce new 1-2 week old chicks to my 1.5-2 week on chicks?
     
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  6. zion1234

    zion1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Sounds like you have a nice variety of chicks! It should be fine introducing the 1.5 week old chicks to the 2 week old chicks.
     
  8. KaileyBrown

    KaileyBrown Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a California White Leghorn and a Buff Orpington that were born on the same day as my babies so that's what we have now!!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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