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JustPlainTobes

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 21, 2014
19
1
24
Greenwood, Delaware
We got some chickens. They are about 11 day old BO. Just six for now bec we're learning. Already want more. Advice and suggestions welcomed. I've been reading a lot and from what I can see so far we have 5 girls and 1 boy.
 

ChickenCanoe

Crossing the Road
9 Years
Nov 23, 2010
29,713
20,011
917
St. Louis, MO
Welcome.
Best advice, predator proof housing, nutritious food, clean water and big ventilation. Use common sense, don't stress and all will be well.
 

JustPlainTobes

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 21, 2014
19
1
24
Greenwood, Delaware
Ok. Sounds good. We did make our first mistake and purchased a coop online. After having the chicks for a week we realize we will want more. Were going to build a similar one but larger. We have a lot of land and are considering a chicken tractor.
 

iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
5,291
650
336
Central Oregon

These are what we have so far. This was a few days ago.
They're adorable! I'm new to chickens, too. My 4 Black Australorp chickies are now going on 5 weeks old, and MY how they've grown! I've already had to make a new brooder box for them because they've outgrown the first one..eeek!!
 

TwoCrows

A Native Raven
Staff member
Premium member
9 Years
Mar 21, 2011
41,064
62,439
1,492
New Mexico, USA
My Coop
My Coop


Welcome to BYC!

Awww....they are adorable!! The best thing you can do is stop by our learning center here on BYC. There are lots of good articles on space requirements for coops and runs, raising your new babies, feeding adult birds and keeping them safe from predators...

https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

If you have any questions, that is what we are here for. Enjoy your new babies and welcome to our flock!
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
Premium member
8 Years
Feb 18, 2011
36,683
4,863
556
Ohio
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