New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by royandnikki, May 14, 2016.

  1. royandnikki

    royandnikki New Egg

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    Hi everyone we are new members to BYC. I just finished our chicken coop. And going to get our first chicken's (chicks) any recommendations on chick feed.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Generally they are put on chick starter - either medicated or not. What breeds are you considering?
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and 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.

    This link may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
    CT
     
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I personally mix my medicated chick feed with a bit of lay mash. I find having those babies on the medicated makes them often times get pasty butt. The little bit of mash mixed in really helps with that, and they are getting their medicated feed for a while. :) Have fun with those babies!
     
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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  6. 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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  7. royandnikki

    royandnikki New Egg

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    Generally they are put on chick starter - either medicated or  not.  What breeds are you considering?
    Ameraucana or Orpingtons or I think they are called coper Marans
     

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