New to the chick world

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RHChicks, May 15, 2017.

  1. RHChicks

    RHChicks In the Brooder

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    Hi, in our neighborhood we have re-purposed a kids playhouse and sandbox into a community chicken coop. We are starting with 9 chicks. 3 Silkies, 2 Buff Orpington, 2 Rhode Island Red, 2 Bantam Barred Rock. We are going to use tubs for the brooder. I have uploaded a photo of our work in progress coop. And our nesting box we made. Wondering about water nipples for the chicks and also what people are using for dust baths for the chicks if any. Are 3 boxes going to be enough for the 9 of them?

    Thanks!!!
     

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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to the wonderful world of chicken keeping.
    Assuming you are talking about nesting boxes, where they will lay eggs, yes 3 will be enough. They may not even use all three.
     
  3. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    I made a water nipple bucket for my chicks and they immediately began pecking on the nipples. No need to transition at all. Before, I was changing water often as they were kicking the shavings/even poop into it. Now, the water is always clean, I love it!
     
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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    you have some precocious chicks, good for them - today nipple waterers, tomorrow the internet - could happen
     
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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  7. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Welcome to BYC, I'm so glad you've joined our flock!
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    :welcome
     
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     

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