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Chickmama93

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Mar 5, 2018
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Hello my name is Beth! Im from Tennessee. First time chick owner. Hopefuly I am doing this right. Stumbked across this sight while googling about baby chicks. My boyfriends family are farmers and We just got our own place and are beginning to bring in the animals. Never raised chickens before so it has definitely been an experience so far. I just hope I can keep them happy and healthy. we just got our first group of chicks. 6 black sex link chicks. Thank you for creating a page I can go to for help.
 
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MrsMistyReal

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Wise choice welcome aboard to BYC family gr8 people tons of information loads of fun enjoy shake your tail feathers
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Melvin Up the Taterhole
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:welcome:celebrate

Glad you're here neighbor Beth!

A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
 

Chickmama93

Chirping
Mar 5, 2018
22
56
59
Madisonville, TN
:welcome:celebrate

Glad you're here neighbor Beth!

A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
 

AllenK RGV

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Jul 23, 2017
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Hi Beth I'm sure you are doing this right. Chicken are pretty darn easy you just have to relax with raising them. Welcome to BYC our members knowledge will bridge all the knowledge gaps you need to fill in. Chicken aren't naked primate babies and their brains come prewired for all they need to know. They don't need a momma to educate themselves and raise themselves just fine. Mine are round about 8 months old but dang the hardest part about keeping them is finding where they decided to hide the eggs today. Mine are barely going through food at all right now I think I bought my last 50 pound bag over 1 month ago and still have around 45 pounds left. MIne apparently enjoy the grass and bugs they forage more right now vs when they were still growing. I have tried my hand again at fermenting food for them but they are shutting me down there too. As this bag will be running off date soon enough I think I will be offering it to my neighbors pig for feed.
 

Chickmama93

Chirping
Mar 5, 2018
22
56
59
Madisonville, TN
Hi Beth I'm sure you are doing this right. Chicken are pretty darn easy you just have to relax with raising them. Welcome to BYC our members knowledge will bridge all the knowledge gaps you need to fill in. Chicken aren't naked primate babies and their brains come prewired for all they need to know. They don't need a momma to educate themselves and raise themselves just fine. Mine are round about 8 months old but dang the hardest part about keeping them is finding where they decided to hide the eggs today. Mine are barely going through food at all right now I think I bought my last 50 pound bag over 1 month ago and still have around 45 pounds left. MIne apparently enjoy the grass and bugs they forage more right now vs when they were still growing. I have tried my hand again at fermenting food for them but they are shutting me down there too. As this bag will be running off date soon enough I think I will be offering it to my neighbors pig for feed.
 

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