New to chick raising

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by crazycluckcluck, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. crazycluckcluck

    crazycluckcluck Just Hatched

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    Hello, I just wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself.

    We are new to raising chicks but I was raised around all sorts of livestock so it's not completely foreign to me. We have a flock of 10, all supposedly hens. All are just the sweetest little things and follow me just about everywhere I go!
     
  2. LaurelTree

    LaurelTree Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, chickens sure can be affectionate. My birds follow me around like drooling puppies looking for goodies and a nice soft lap to sit in.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock! :)
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  6. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! New birds are always the best. Handle them as much as you can so that they're used to being picked up. It becomes a tougher task when the birds get older. You'll find out if you have all hens in a few weeks. The roosters will be easy to pick out. You can always post pictures of the questionable birds on BYC and the experts will sex them for you. Generally a lot of people on here are very good at identifying genders.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What breeds do you have? If your birds are 6 weeks or older, you can post photos at "what breed or gender is this," and find out how many hens you have.
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. crazycluckcluck

    crazycluckcluck Just Hatched

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    Well I was told that I had 10 hens; 4 ISA Browns, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Black Jersey Gians and 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes. But come to find out one of my RIR is a roo! But their all happy and healthy so that's the most important thing right?
     

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