New to Chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Miss Lissa, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Miss Lissa

    Miss Lissa New Egg

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    Hi, I just joined you guys today. We are brand new with chickens as of yesterday. Been wanting to get them and have been researching for some time now and finally decided to do it. We picked up 6 chicks yesterday (supposed to be female so we'll see). 2 I believe to be Barred Plymouh Rocks, 2 are Rhode Island Reds, and 2 I have absolutely no clue what they are (got them at Tractor Supply in the Pullets bin). My husband and I have 2 boys (currently 3 and about to be 6), 4 dogs, a cat, and 3 horses on a small farm in Georgia. Oh, and now 6 chickens :)

    I'd love any ideas on what the breed of the attached chicks are and I'll welcome any starter advice I can get!

    Oh, and the lighter yellow one seems to have some feather issues on her belly. Not many feathers left and a little irritated. Don't want to just rush her back to the store or anything because she seems otherwise just fine and she's super sweet. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Miss Lissa, welcome to BYC.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    Aww....how adorable!! They appear to be at the age they are molting out of their baby fuzz and into adult feathers. So it is possible the one with the feather loss on the belly has just lost enough of them there than her skin is exposed and when she rests on her legs and feet it rubs on the skin. Adult hens that pluck their breast feathers while broody can get red irritated skin there as well. I wouldn't be too concerned. But keep an eye on her for the next week or so.

    Enjoy these cutie pies and if you have any questions, please let us know! Welcome to our flock!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    Your chicks are very cute! Good luck with them.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock - what adorable chicks you have.
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  8. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, welcome from lower Michigan :welcome
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 on what TwoCrows said about the chick with the missing feathers, if you are worried about it, you could also post a picture of its belly.
     

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