new to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Susan_Hunter, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Susan_Hunter

    Susan_Hunter Hatching

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    Hi all
    I'm new...I adopted a chick last July and the 1 chick turned into 5 chicks...They started laying eggs in February and for some reason 1 of them died...not sure why but shortly after that one became broody...we tried everything to break her to no avail...so I ordered fertilized eggs and after 25 days I noticed 4 babies in the nest...quite exciting...but now not sure what to do...do I move them, do I let my hen figure it out...do they need chick mash or can they eat what everyone else is eating???
     
  2. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us! I'm sorry to hear about your loss! Hopefully someone can answer your questions soon!
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new hobby. Most of your questions will be answered in the learning centre, though chicks and mother will be fine eating chick mash for the time being.

    Here are some links to useful resources:

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Susan, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Most broodies do a good job protecting their chicks but I suppose it depends on where she ranked in the pecking order before she went broody on how successful she'd be at it.
    The new family can all eat chick mash.
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    WELCOME! Keep the babies where mom can keep them safe for a few weeks. They do need to eat baby food...chick feed.
     
  6. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

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  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock and the new chick's!
     
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    :welcome so glad you joined the flock:jumpy
     
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