Newbie to raising chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by countrymart, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. countrymart

    countrymart New Egg

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    I went to atwoods and bought 2 yellow and 2 black babies. Learned on here how to brood and now they are outside in a chicken tractor I constructed from barn stuff. They love it but I am watching the temp close because it will drop again this week. It dropped into the 40's last night and I kept going out in shorts and tee so I could get a figure on temp to check and they were happy. They were used to me bringing them in every night but resisted the attempt lol. Loves to be petted or at least one does and the others get close to watch but no touchee!! New feathers are on :) Don't really know how to navagate this site yet so this is my update..Got all the right food and bought diatomasious today if thats how it is spelled? Clean is all I really can say and I am a clean freak. Lady at store said chickens are the easiest to raise and so far she is right. What are they I really don't even know except they are pullets. Thanks byc
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] For starters - at the top of the screen will be the BYC banner, you can click on "Learning Center," and then proceed from there.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, countrymart, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Good luck to you and your little ones!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck for continued success with your birds - welcome to BYC.
     

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