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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Heidisea, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Heidisea

    Heidisea Hatching

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    Hi there,
    I have just got two chicks and about to get some more, I know nothing about raising them, so it is all a steep learning curve
    Cheers
    Heidi
     

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]without further ado please check out The Learning Center
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] x2 on the Learning Center. Good luck with your new venture!
     
  4. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    A lot of new owners use newspaper under chicks, this is a no no, you want to use pine chips or pine flakes under them as a bedding. The newspaper is slick and the chick can develop splay leg from not having a sure footing. Also cedar is toxic to chickens. Start chicks under a heat lamp with a thermometer 95 degrees the first week and 5 degrees less each week by raising the light up.
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! X4 on the BYC Learning Center. Good luck with your new chicks, you've come to the right place.
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Crowing

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    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! :~D
     

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