New to babies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by komoss, May 31, 2016.

  1. komoss

    komoss Just Hatched

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    I've had some adult chickens in the past but new to babies my husband surprised me with 9 isa browns 1 white and 2 black and white chicks they are all fully winged feathered and the Isa's ate getting feathers on there backs and heads we have been keeping them in the house to we got the coop done do they still need to be under a light at night?? The coop has pine shavings down and a couple seem to be roosting on a bored the others are in corners together....is this normal for first night out?
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. BamaBowdens

    BamaBowdens Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! Welcome! I'm new here too! I had a similar question as well as best bedding/litter materials. I just brought home (4) 3-wk old Black Australorps. Thanks!
     
  5. komoss

    komoss Just Hatched

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    They said they could be from 3-6 wks old so I'm not 100% sure
     
  6. komoss

    komoss Just Hatched

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    [​IMG]. This is them a week ago
     
  7. chikdukturkmom

    chikdukturkmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thwy sound young from the way you described the featherz. my young ones huddle or find something close to the ground to perch on. As they get older they will perch higher.
     
  8. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC I am glad you could join us. Make yourself at home and ask as many questions as needed, I and many others are here to help. I would still use a heat light for them at night add how big is this roost as certain roosts used for young chicks that are still growing can end up with a chick with curled toes.
     
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  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  10. komoss

    komoss Just Hatched

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    2x4 they are just like laying on it really
     

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