New to chickens and new to forum

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nic, May 21, 2007.

  1. Nic

    Nic In the Brooder

    May 21, 2007
    Hello [​IMG]

    I'm in the UK and as a fun project for my 2 homeschooled children we borrowed a incubator from a farmer friend to hatch some chicks. We've always liked the idea of keeping chickens so it seemed a good way to get some!

    First lot of eggs didn't hatch but having read a bit more about it I realise we didn't do all we were supposed to in terms of turning the eggs etc. We got another half dozen eggs from a local free range farmer and 5 of them hatched last week. [​IMG]

    Chicks are currently in a plastic box with a lamp, filled with wood shavings and some chick crumb food and water. We have three yellow chicks and two black ones. One of the black chicks only has one wing and that wing is a little deformed but is very perky and happy anyway.

    No idea yet how many we will keep - we want hens really so one rooster max would be kept and we're still thinking about coops etc.

    Kids and I are loving having them here and handling them, they are soo cute. We're having them out of the brooder for a little run around every day which they seem to love, it's very warm in our living room where the brooder is and as soon as they gather under the lamp again we pop them back in their brooder but I want them to be really tame and used to the kids.

    I'm sure I'll be back with loads of questions [​IMG]
  2. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Welcome. Its nice to have you here.
  3. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Welcome Nic....

    Build your coop will want more!!! [​IMG]


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