Newbie at Raising Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Seymour Hen66, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Seymour Hen66

    Seymour Hen66 New Egg

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    This is my first time with raising chicks. I don't see a lot of info on Rhode Island Isa Browns my husband bought them at Farm Supply Store. They weren't the Wyandotte that I wanted. But these have won my heart. So want to know if they are good layers and temperament with an small children.
     
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  2. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would check out the breed review page.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds
     
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's 2 different breeds. Rhode island reds are a duel purpose breed, very good layers but unfortunately a catch all name for various red chickens. They can be aggressive. ISA browns are a sex linked excellent layer that tend to be pretty mild mannered.
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sex links are particular breed crosses that yield male and female chicks of different coloring. They are able to be sexed by birth because of this trait. They are also bred to be very good layers, they are also black sex links etc.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. In addition to the advice given, you may wish to check out the Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).

    All the best
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  7. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    You've been given some good advice on the 2 different types of chickens so I'll just say hello and it's nice you're here!
     
  8. Seymour Hen66

    Seymour Hen66 New Egg

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    Update! Now that all 10 of my chicks are flying out of their broader container and ready for the coop. What is the best material to put on the floor and nesting boxes inside the coop that is easy to clean and manage?
     
  9. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally just put a tarp and then put the shaving on top. But that's for my duck house. My chickens have a store bought coop so it just has one of those pull out trays for easy cleaning.
     
  10. gaylittleswan

    gaylittleswan Out Of The Brooder

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    Start at 95 degrees and go down by five degrees every week until you reach 80. If they're all crowding under the lamp it could mean that they're cold and that they need it to be warmer, but if they're as far from the lamp as they can be you should probably turn the heat down.

    Anyway, heat (especially related to shipping) has probably been my #1 chick danger, so remember to keep a watchful eye on that.

    Welcome to BYC! I think I speak for everybody when I say that we're glad to have you join us. [​IMG]
     

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