New to Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jeff L, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Jeff L

    Jeff L Out Of The Brooder

    May 12, 2015
    I currently raise quail but have decided to move towards chickens. We live in the city and trying to not go over board with a huge farm in back yard. I have a 6 ft by 3 ft cage for the quail but adding a 5 x 10ft coop that is 6ft high. My 6 EE chicks are 1 week old. [​IMG]
    I still need to add the fencing around the coop and roof but I will have it done in a day or so. Please let me know if there is anything you think I need or should know.
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    If tour chicks are only a week old they will need some TLC like hearting and a comfortable sleeping area ..


    Do you see the heat source at the top and a night light and the cage is gig enough for the chicks to get away from the heat if needed ....

    Always have food and clean water available for your chicks [​IMG]

    You have several week to get your coop ready for your new EE's .. [​IMG]

    Always wash your hands before and after you handle you chicks so as not to spread any unknown diseases, this is something to remember [​IMG]

    For good health a hard boiled mashed up and served is great for their health [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard Chickens flock= glad you joined us.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. If you re-post this post in the Coops / Runs forum you may get the advice required.

    All the best

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