Newbie to the whole "Raising yard birds"... lol. Any advise?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joneal312, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. joneal312

    joneal312 New Egg

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    Ok. So I'm new to the whole "raising yard birds" so I'll take any advise that I can get. We're raising them for eggs, not so much meat. My husband bought 9 baby chicks, not sure what kind, from TSC yesterday. I do have one huge question for anyone living in south Georgia: Are you expericing anything wrong with your chicks/chickens? I'm hearing of diseases happening in some chicken houses around where I'm at and just wondering "What's going on?"

    Thanks!
     
  2. mom29

    mom29 Out Of The Brooder

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    We usually keep ours indoor til they have their pin feathers I am quite a bit north so not sure about the diseases. Good Luck , this is the place to be for any ?'s you might have........[​IMG]
     
  3. joneal312

    joneal312 New Egg

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    This might seem silly to you but --> How do you know if they have their "pin feathers"? Lol.
     
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    mom29 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I asked the same question,lol...... Their pin feathers are the ones they get permanently and you can tell this when all their fluff is gone. There is never a dumb question when venturing something new, although I must warn you raising chickens can become obsessive..LOL
     
  5. joneal312

    joneal312 New Egg

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    Ahh. Ok. Well I think ours still look a little fluffy. We have them on our back porch with a heat lamp so I hope they'll be ok. I'm sure it's going to be quite an adventure. We just got 3 ducks as well :)
     
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    Yea they should have their fluff for a month or more.. I would love to have ducks but hubby says NO!!! He doesn't want a dirty pool laying around the yard for the little ones to play in so I am still holding out for when they are older [​IMG]......They are so darn cute!!
     

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