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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChikNCoop, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. ChikNCoop

    ChikNCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Totally new to this board and to having or own chickens. Just received our coop and our chicks are now ranging in age from 5 days to 2 days old. We currently have 18 total and 8 more due to arrive early May. We opted for a complete menagerie to see different personalities, colors and breeds in action.
    3 Silkies
    3 Delawares (1 is a rooster)
    2 Barred Plymouth Rock
    1 Black Asian
    1 ISA Brown
    1 Salmon Faverolle
    2 Buff Polish
    1 White Crested Blue Polish
    4 Buff Orpington

    Coming in May
    3 Easter Eggers
    3 Golden Laced Wyandotte
    2 Colombian Wyandotte

    We seem to have a chick buying problem. Did not realize until yesterday we could suffer from this affliction!

    They are in a brooder in my office, but thinking of moving them to the coop after reading the many threads on here. Oh and we're in TN!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. These links may be interesting at the moment:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Gee we could have warned that you would become addicted. No we wouldn't. We are all chicken enablers here and the more you get the happier we are. [​IMG]
     
  4. ChikNCoop

    ChikNCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info and tips! And additionally, thanks for enabling. It really is an addiction!! We've been super excited to get started with our new adventure.
     
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  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! @CTKen has given you some great links to get started with. Your approach, starting out with a nice, wide variety, is actually a great way to start getting your feet wet in the poultry obsession -- it really gives you a chance to find which breeds do/don't fit with what you want for your flock.
     
  6. bathound

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    Welcome and hello from East Tennessee! There are lots of friendly, helpful folks here.
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under ChikNCoop [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, 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 [​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Looks like you've been bitten by the chicken bug for sure! Best wishes with your flock and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Wow, that's quite a variety...have fun!
     

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