New to the chicken world!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gakwhite, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. gakwhite

    gakwhite Hatching

    8
    0
    7
    Sep 12, 2013
    Hello everyone! I am new to the chicken world and I was recently given a pair of chickens. They are small in size so I know they are Bantam chickens. Not sure what kind or what exactly to expect...as far as when or how often they will lay. They are both very friendly and I love listening to them carry on. Any advice would be great! [​IMG]
     
  2. Taniamarie

    Taniamarie Hatching

    5
    0
    7
    Sep 11, 2013
    Hope they're out of the box! Ha!

    They love a wee house with straw to lay eggs on and a perch to sit on at night. Safely away at night from predators. Bantams are very good flyers too by the way especially because of their size, so you may need to clip their wings if you want them to stick around. Heaps on youtube on how to – easy.
    Chooks lay when they feel safe and happy.

    Good luck – enjoy
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    84,499
    3,974
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC!! I'm so glad you joined this website! Make sure to check out a lot of stuff on here :)
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    37,553
    12,637
    1,047
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

    20,104
    4,610
    567
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    You can post a clear picture of your birds in the What Breed or Gender section of the Forum to find out what they are.
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    12,404
    518
    338
    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    102,788
    70,565
    1,637
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]looks like you may have one boy and one girl
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: