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

  1. GumBranchChick

    GumBranchChick Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 29, 2016
    Elberta, AL
    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]
  2. silkieRaiser

    silkieRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2016
    Seattle, Washington
    My Coop
  3. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    :welcome Glad the chick is doing good :)
  4. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC :)
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    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 Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

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

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    May 22, 2013
    The USA
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  10. GumBranchChick

    GumBranchChick Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 29, 2016
    Elberta, AL
    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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