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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Crazdwzl, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Crazdwzl

    Crazdwzl New Egg

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    7 new chicks and 2 laying hens tomorrow! Chicks are inside & warm. Hens will be outside in a fenced area. Any suggestions until I get a coop set up?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Crazdwzl, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Not sure of your level of poultry knowledge in terms of proper feed and housing. One bit of advice I have is to keep the hens separate from the chicks as the hens will pick at and maybe even kill the chicks. The chicks need to be at least 1/2 grown before you integrate them. Here's a link to an article about how to do that. Please reply if you need additional advice.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
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  4. 4H gal

    4H gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!![​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    A fenced-in area is unlikely to provide protection for your hens from weather and predators - I would get cracking on that coop!
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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