New to the chicken club

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CK Lewis, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. CK Lewis

    CK Lewis Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!!
    My name is Kimberly. My husband and I just recently purchased 14 Orpington chicks. We are going to be raising them for eggs. The batch we got were not sexed yet. We see 3 chicks that we think may be roosters. We are not sure yet. My husband had chickens growing up so he is more familiar with them than I am. I am open to any advice anyone would have.

    Thank you!! :)
     
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] !!! I have 3 buff orpington bantam pullets and they are just little puppy dogs! congrats on the new chickens. How old are they? Again welcome to byc, we like pictures and would help us help you sex them lol
     
  3. CK Lewis

    CK Lewis Out Of The Brooder

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    They are about a week old. Some I think are younger because they are so tiny.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Maybe when they are 4-5 weeks you could post pics on this forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Here's some links on raising chicks that you may find interesting:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When they are 6-8 weeks old, please post photos at "what breed or gender is this." At their present age, you can only tell they are chickens.[​IMG]
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, Kimberly, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! CTKen gave you a bunch of great links to explore so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  7. CK Lewis

    CK Lewis Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for that info!!
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Kimberly [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
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  9. CK Lewis

    CK Lewis Out Of The Brooder

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    I am in school full time and every chance I get I am on this page. As a matter of fact, I am waiting for class to start. There is so much information on this page.
     

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