Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by icebox, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. icebox

    icebox Just Hatched

    Feb 21, 2017
    Hello, I'm Tim and I'm new to byc's. I've wanted to get some for years, just never pulled the trigger.

    Last month, I decided to get some for my son (and me) for his 6th birthday. The previous few months, we had been hitting the local feed / stock shops and he's been playing with the chicks and constantly asking for some. Then, after a few serendipitous events that gave the green light, I found / bought 2 Black Australorps and 2 Speckled Sussex (exactly what I had been looking for), all about 16 weeks old (at the time).

    We've had em for about 5 weeks now, and they've been a blast. I created this account because I had a question about integrating new (older) chickens into the flock. From what I've read (which is predominately about younger chicks into older flocks), I assume the process is the same (quarantine, segregate, etc), but I just wanted to get some feedback on it.

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Tim, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Yes, I would agree that integrating older chickens into your existing flock should involve quarantining and the integration methods you've read about on BYC!! If you'd like to do more research, you can find some great articles in this link:
    And here's a great link about integrating chickens:'t+touch
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    As you have already received some good links and advice, I will just wish you, your son and the flock 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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  5. icebox

    icebox Just Hatched

    Feb 21, 2017
    Awesome. Thank you, all. I haven't read through the links yet, but I'm sure they'll be helpful.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi there and welcome to the chicken club! I am so glad you joined BYC, please make yourself at home and enjoy yourself here! :frow


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