New mom to 9 baby chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Deana Harris, Mar 10, 2018.

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  1. Deana Harris

    Deana Harris In the Brooder

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    I have 2 silver laced Wyandotte, 2 golden Wyandotte, 2 Americana, and 3 salmon faverolle that I believe are about a week old. I'm starting my backyard chickens for myself and my 5 grandsons as family pets with the benefit of eggs! I found this site looking for information and it's been extremely helpful. If anyone has any extra advice for a first time chicken mama, it would be greatly appreciated
     
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  2. OkieChickenGal

    OkieChickenGal Songster

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    Hello! Welcome to Byc! It's great to have you! This is a great site with a lot of helpful people!
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello Deana and welcome to BYC. There's lots of resources here and members only too happy to contribute.

    These links may help
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens.47691/

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/hatching-eggs-raising-chickens.22/

    Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    Here’s a link to the Articles section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs.

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread


    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi & :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Those are some lovely breeds you have there. I’m sure you and your grandsons will really enjoy your new chicken adventures. They are so much fun and very rewarding too. Our learning Center is a great place to check out for lots of great articles ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/

    Good luck for the future and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  5. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :celebrateWelcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Wrangler

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    Howdy Deana:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


    CURRENT COOP CONTEST click here >>#
     
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  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! I’m very jealous, I want to hatch some SLW for my flock but really struggling to find hatching eggs near me!
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Deana, it's very nice to meet you. :frow
     
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Deana :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

    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.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

    If you would like to share 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 ;)
     
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