New to chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kiasha, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. kiasha

    kiasha New Egg

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    I am new to the whole raising chickens thing..but my aunt brought me a chick from tractor supply I don't know how old it is what's it's gender I know nothing about raising chickens let alone baby chicks I need all the help I can get[​IMG]
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm sorry, that is just why people should not SURPRISE someone with a live animal, when they don't have any of the provisions needed to raise them.

    It is probably a couple of days old if she got it at a feed store, it will need a brooder box, draft free, with a heat lamp, and wire top to keep it in the box and prevent others from harming it. Chickens are very social animals and do best with a buddy or two. In lieu of that you can provide a mirror, so the chick thinks its not alone, a small stuffed toy to cuddle with. Also chick starter food and water dish. If you raise it as an only chick, it will bond with you - cute for now but, annoying when you leave the room and it starts cheeping for you.
     
  3. kiasha

    kiasha New Egg

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    today makes two weeks of having him I have pine shaving bedding, heating lamp and chicken starter feed but I don't have the appropriate feeder and waterer I only have plastic bowls and the water and food gets everywhere *idk when I'll be able to go to town* any help on that
     
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  4. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    I agree. Chicks need a friend.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Hope you can get a friend for your little one soon.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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

    Good luck with your little chick! It would be ideal to get him a friend, as chickens are flock animals.
     
  8. kiasha

    kiasha New Egg

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    Anyone know what breed/age it is[​IMG]
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Golden Laced Wyandotte. Probably around a week old.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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