New to BYC...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GumBranchChick, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. GumBranchChick

    GumBranchChick Chirping

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    Hello! I am new to this forum & super thankful it exists. I've taken care of all sorts of exotic animals, but I'm fairly inexperienced with chickens. At least my own chickens. ;) I was helping watch a friend's farm over the holiday & there were 4 baby chicks, but I noticed one getting picked on pretty badly. I brought him home thanksgiving & have been taking care of him, cleaning his wounds. I'm happy to say he seems to be doing great. I'm very optimistic. They offered me the other 3 chicks also, so at least the little peeper will have some friends! I haven't picked them up yet bc I wanted to give the little dude some time to heal. But I know I'll have Tons of questions as I care for them. I'll try to upload some pics to show progress.[​IMG]
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  2. silkieRaiser

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  3. :welcome Glad the chick is doing good :)
     
  4. Welcome to BYC :)
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. It's a good idea to wait until your chick has fully healed before picking up its mates.

    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.

    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/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you


    All the best
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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! :)
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    That's a cutie! Smart to allow healing before getting the others. However, hope your know the reintroduction maybe tricky and you'll need to do it slowly. They've been separated for awhile and the three may start picking on the single again. I've never had to intergrate/reintroduce chickens but from what I've read keep them separated yet within visual distance for a few weeks. Then keep a close watch on their interaction. Good luck...
     
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks for joining us and good luck with your new flock!
     
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

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  10. GumBranchChick

    GumBranchChick Chirping

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    Thank you! I've done introductions with lots of different animals, but never chickens. I assumed it would be the same, but it's good to have confirmation. [​IMG]
     

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