New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lisalane831, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. lisalane831

    lisalane831 Just Hatched

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    So I have found myself raising 4 chicks for the fresh eggs. I have never raised them from babies before and I am excited to learn all I can. I have taken care of adult hens but never had any of my own. Any advice that can be given I am open to. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to byc and the adventure of chick raising!
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    The best place to start learning is in the Learning Center! It's full of interesting articles that will help you get off on the right foot.

    Best of luck to you, thanks for joining us!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, lisalane, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community!
    Here's the link to the chick raising section of the learning center: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

    ...and the Baby Chicks Forum should you have any questions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    Plus, use this link to find your state thread if you want to chat with some local poultry peeps:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. lisalane831

    lisalane831 Just Hatched

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    This is Lucy, Inez, Laverne & Shirley lol
     
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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under lisalane831 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share more pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  8. HeavensHens88

    HeavensHens88 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the ultimate Clan, Club, and Community of Poultry Lovers, lisalane831! :welcome
    It looks like you've already received some great links regarding hatching and chicks, so I'll just give you my customary welcome for now! :frow
    All of birds are all part of one massive, unanimously-beloved flock on BYC- and we can't wait to assist in any way possible!
    We're glad you're here!!!
    :jumpy Wings of Wishes, :jumpy
    ~Sarah

    What adorable chicks!!!! :love And great names!!! :thumbsup
     

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