New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by awillard, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. awillard

    awillard Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone! I am new here to the site and brand new to raising chickens. We just got our first batch of 6 on Friday from our local Feed and Seed store. 5 Rhode Island Reds and one black Wyandotte (don't tell but she's my favorite). They were almost two weeks old and are already growing in feathers. I have to say I was not on board with getting chickens but now I am hooked. These girls are very entertaining and I have taken over the role of being the caregiver for them. Over the weekend coming up we will work on the coop for them to move into later but right now they are enjoying the new home along with a warm heat lamp. So needless to say I have been busy learning how to care for my little chicks and I am looking forward to having them lay some eggs soon. Main goal is to keep the friendly as well since I love animals I want to be able to interact with them as well. My son has taken a liking to them as well. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.

    Looking forward to chatting with everyone.
     
  2. Kadra

    Kadra Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! It is fun, isn't it? :)
     
  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. cypressdrake

    cypressdrake Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Texas! A few weeks ago I was given a couple of Rhode Island Red pullets from a friend in town, and I'm crazy about them. They are great layers and have great friendly personalities. Enjoy yours.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Lower the temperature by 5 degrees each week by raising the light. by the 4th week they should be fully feathered and not need light unless it is very cold where you are.
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! X2 on the BYC Learning Center, there are a couple of good articles on there on raising and socializing chicks as pets.
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Glad to have you aboard. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! :~D
     
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