New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2chickygals, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. 2chickygals

    2chickygals New Egg

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    My 6 year old daughter and I have decided to add some chickens to our little country family of 2 dogs and 2 cats. I have ordered the chicks and getting ready to start on the brooder and coop. Any advice or ideas from seasoned chicken owners would be appreciated!
     
  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC. Search the threads on here. Most beginner questions have been addressed but if you don't see an answer, feel free to ask the question. There is a wealth of knowledge here and most are very friendly and willing to help. Have fun!
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your impending chicks :celebrate
    I love raising chicks its a a very rewarding experience as you nurture them and watch them grow. Here is the coop section with some excellent ideas for brooders and coops https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new chicks. Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help you along the way and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Definitely check out our Learning Center. It can keep you from making a lot of beginners' mistakes. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My 7 year old granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chicks have you ordered?
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] So glad you joined us. Arrival of baby chicks is so exciting and fun.

    Do check out the learning center, especially on raising baby chicks and have all your equipment in place before they arrive. Decide on what starter feed you want to use and have it on hand as well. Upon arrival, they need to drink before they eat. Read about pasty butt, it is more common than I had expected. Check out the coop forums and get your plans ready. Try to start building once the chicks are in the brooder, it usually takes longer to get the coop ready than most of us expect.

    Good luck, free free to ask questions, we're here to help.
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    X 2 on all sunflour has said....especially on the urgency of getting going on the build. Those chicks will be ready to move out faster than you might expect - and the build always seems to find a way to surprise you with something that will come up and take longer than planned (not to mention the distraction factor of those adorable chicks in the brooder that keep calling your name and begging for you to sit and stare at them for hours, lol)
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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