New to chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kalson, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. kalson

    kalson Out Of The Brooder

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    We just brought our 6 newest family members home today. They all seem healthy except for one and we are feeding it the electrolyte supplement with a dropper for now. Any other suggestions from the experts? We started this endeavor to stop going to the store to buy inferior eggs and to get more satisfaction out of what we can accomplish. We are going all out and have a full production urban garden as well. Its great there is a site that allows us newbies to ask questions and not feel like dummies! Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] There are a few section here you can look at for answers to your questions. I will list them below, but first let me say: Congrats! And welcome to the chicken world! The electrolyte supplement should help the little one recover and you can also try some sugar water to give it a boost. If you need help pop in at the section I linked below and ask. We're here to help!

    For starters: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Housing: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Specifically on raising chicks: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    :welcome From Washington State!
     
  4. kalson

    kalson Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you sumi for your help. I tried adding a little sugar to the water and she drank it right up. She seems to be more alert and even pecked a few crumbs. So hopefully by tomorrow she will be ok.
     
  5. kalson

    kalson Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings back at ya brandonbkelly from Texas!
     
  6. chiappetta

    chiappetta Out Of The Brooder

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    hello from pa, new Phillie! I'm new to chickens, got 6 Red Is Reds, I'm looking for 2-4 Barred Rock pullets, does anyone know where I should get some?
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    That's good to hear! Keep us posted.
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. Hope your little one is doing better at this moment. And thats a cute avatar :)
     
  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Good luck with the newbies
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, kalson, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you here! Hope your sick chick gets well soon! Good luck to you!
     

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