In the Brooder
Mar 12, 2018
(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? shipping today from cackle 15

(2) How many chickens do you have right now?
(3) What breeds do you have?
ordered black astralourp, RI red, RI white, barred rocks

(4) How did you find out about FB

Hello I am new. Babies will be here in just a few days. I think I have all I need other then I heard something about vitamins?


6 Years
Aug 6, 2014
Welcome aboard to BYC family gr8 people tons of information loads of fun enjoy shake your tail feathers


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Project Manager
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Mar 21, 2011
New Mexico, USA
My Coop
My Coop
Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

Congrats on your soon to arrive babies! :jumpy No I wouldn't add vitamins, their Starter feed will have all the nutrients they need. However you might use probiotics in their water. I raise all my chicks on them from day 1. Really jump starts the immune system and aids in good digestion.

Good luck with your new little ones and welcome to our roost! :)

Pork Pie

Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Jan 30, 2015
Hello and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new flock

Here’s a link to the Articles section - There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs.

There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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.

Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource -

You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread

Best wishes

Pork Pie


Bambrook Bantams
6 Years
Apr 15, 2013
Forrest Beach, FNQ, Australia
G’Day from down under nanabull :frow Welcome! Very exciting! :clap

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.

Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. These two may be of particular interest to you at this stage:
Topic/Question of the week - Brooding and supplementing heat for chicks
Topic of the Week - Raising Chicks

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 ;)

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