New to the Chicken world..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bettyboop7499, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Bettyboop... :frowWelcome and Congratulations! :clap

    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.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    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

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    You may be interested in these links:
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens Community :wee
     
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  4. Bettyboop7499

    Bettyboop7499 Songster

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    I need help! My chicks can't seem to figure out their watering cup. They had no problem using the waterbottle head but now that they are getting bigger I needed to install a bigger system. My hubby created a fabulous system that uses a cup, they have plenty of fresh clean water...every time I go into their room the cup is empty and I push on the lever to fill the cup and they come running as if they haven't had anything to drink in forever! Any suggestion? Any tricks to get them to push the lever that releases the water?

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  5. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Pick each one up and push the lever with their beak. They'll catch on. Make sure they drink before you release them.
     
  6. Bettyboop7499

    Bettyboop7499 Songster

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    Thank you rjohn39! I will try this tomorrow and let you know if it's a success!
     
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  7. Bettyboop7499

    Bettyboop7499 Songster

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    Well Finally! I think they got it-they are drinking out of the cup! Thank you rjohn39!
     
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  8. rjohns39

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    Very good to hear.
     
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