New to raising chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by new2chicks12, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. new2chicks12

    new2chicks12 New Egg

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    We just got 6 baby chicks from TSC a week ago today. There was 4 bantams 1 pullet and 1 cornish rock. The bantams said straight run and the other 2 female. I wanted all different colors so I could tell them apart. I decided to get them for eggs and to help with bugs in my backyard. the Saturday after I brought them home one was dead an all black bantam. So now I have 5. I have been reading posts and trying to learn everything I can about raising them.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC from Ohio. Your Cornish Rock chick is a meat chicken, and she will grow very large. She may not be able to survive very long, because those chickens are genetically engineered to grow very large, very quickly, and so they often cannot support their own large bodies.....I would exchange that chick for another if it's possible.

    The bantams will lay small eggs, but they are just fine to eat. I'm wishing you good luck and I hope you have little bantam hens!

    Sharon
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  4. tomtom69

    tomtom69 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  6. new2chicks12

    new2chicks12 New Egg

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    Thank you [​IMG]! Welcoming these little chicks into our family this week has been a very exciting experience for us.
     
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    new2chicks12 New Egg

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    new2chicks12 New Egg

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    Their names are Biggy, brownie, penguin, chipmunk and speck
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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