Newbie - have my first chicks!


In the Brooder
Mar 13, 2018
NE Oklahoma
Have kinda always wanted chickens and saw some chicks in a local farming store last Thursday. Since then I've purchased 11 of them, 4 different varieties.
3 buff orpingtons - look like maybe a couple days old
2 silver laced wyandottes - maybe a week or so old, have wing feathers
2 red sexlinks - week or so old
2 black sexlinks - week or so old
2 white leghorns - maybe two weeks old, have tails and lots more feathers than the others.
I've been researching all kinds of chicken stuff ever since and found this site. So excited to learn more about them!
I also have 2 dogs, an anatolian shepherd mix and a chihuahua (oddfellows I know, but they love each other and we're all happy together)
Looking forward to reading learning as much as I can about caring for the new chicks.
G’Day from down under chickyrooski :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

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.

Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

BYC has a Learning Centre and also Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. The below are just an example of some which may be of assistance to you at this stage but there are many more:
Topic/Question of the week - Brooding and supplementing heat for chicks
Topic of the Week - Raising Chicks
Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators
Topic of the Week - Dogs and chickens

If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

Best wishes and good luck!
Set you alarm clock! Welcome to BYC & EXTRA RESPONSIBILITIES! :lau

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