Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scottilynn, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. scottilynn

    scottilynn In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2018
    Hello, BYC members!! I just got my first babies yesterday and I am so excited to raise them!! I've begged my husband for 7 years and he finally gave in! I picked up 4 black sex links, 2 leghorns, and 2 buff orpingtons. Does that seem like a strange combination? That's all that was available and I didn't want to wait for the next shipment; which I may go pick up more! LOL What should I look out for as far as illnesses and such? What is the best plan to prevent Coccidia?
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  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under scottilynn :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :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.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has a Learning Centre and also Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. These may be of particular interest to you:
    Topic/Question of the week - Brooding and supplementing heat for chicks
    Topic of the Week - Raising Chicks
    Topic of the Week - Coccidiosis

    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 ;)
  3. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Songster

    Sep 13, 2015
    :welcome@scottilynn! When you first bring your baby chicks home make sure you dip each one of their beaks in the water so they know where to find it! You'll also want to make sure non of them have "pasty butt" which is where poo is stuck to their bottoms and they could become constipated.:( To prevent coccidia I feed mine Purina start and grow medicated (which included a medication for the disease) of course it may still occur but non of mine have had it, knock on wood, and I've always given it to them:) Hope to hear from you more!!
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  4. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, :frowGlad you joined the restless flock! BYC is an active site and the members here are ready to share useful information with you! There are fun threads, breed threads and more! There are a lot of different forums to choose from which makes BYC an exciting and amazing place! Hope you enjoy it here as much as we do! Again, WELCOME!:wee
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  6. OkieChickenGal

    OkieChickenGal Songster

    Nov 23, 2017
    Hello! Welcome to Byc! It's great to have you! Congratulations on your new baby chicks! You've picked the best breeds for egglaying!
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Congrats on your new flock!:D
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  8. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

    Jan 3, 2017
    Northwest, Indiana
    :welcome Glad you could join us! I hope you find all the awesome information you could possibly need and more! And there is soooo Many wonderfully nice and amazing people always ready and willing to help!
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do :celebrate:celebrate
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  10. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new littles :thumbsup
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