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Newbie with chicks and keets

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TinaOK, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. TinaOK

    TinaOK In the Brooder

    Sep 27, 2010
    Pink, OK
    Hi, I'm Tina and I live in central Oklahoma. I purchased 6 week-old chicks and 7 week-old keets at the first of the month. I'm really enjoying learning about the birds and I am excited to be able to join this forum to get more information and learn about my new addiction.

    I built a brooder box for my keets because they were getting too big for the plastic tub I had them in originally. The chicks are in a dog crate that I lined with chicken wire to keep the cats from reaching in and grabbing the chicks. I did put up plywood around the cage to keep the drafts down, but the weather has been so warm (until last night) that I haven't worried much about them getting too cold.

    Next I need to build a fence for a chicken yard and get or build a chicken house. Fun, fun, fun!

    I'm looking forward to meeting other members and sharing information.

    Three of my chicks (4 weeks old)

    And my keets 'afriad' in the corner. Notice the one white one that is all but hidden. All you can see is it's head.

  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Mar 25, 2010
    Eatonville, Washington
    Nice! Glad to have you. You will love it here.
  3. franklinstreetwest

    franklinstreetwest Songster

    Mar 31, 2010
    Urban Jungle
    Welcome! Nice to meet another newbie.
  4. TinaOK

    TinaOK In the Brooder

    Sep 27, 2010
    Pink, OK
    Thanks, I've already learned a bunch reading posts.
  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Welcome from Oregon!
  6. ginznchix

    ginznchix Chirping

    Sep 27, 2010
    South Jersey
    Hi! Newbie here too. I've got chickens and guineas too, and love them both - they're so different. My ginz are my clowns and my chickens are so dignified compared to the ginz! I swear I can see my chickens roll their eyes at the ginz sometimes! The chickens are a lot friendlier even though I raised everybody from day olds. The ginz will come knock on the back door with their beaks though when they want to say hi. I love them all!
  7. tobin123

    tobin123 Songster

    Mar 4, 2009
    [​IMG] and hello from Indiana

  8. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    [​IMG] from NH. Beautiful birds. Glad you found us. You'll fit right in here.
  9. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    [​IMG] From Eastern Wa. You found the right place! Enjoy
  10. Baralak

    Baralak Songster

    [​IMG] From Louisiana!!!

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