questions about chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Aria Kendall, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Aria Kendall

    Aria Kendall Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys I was wondering how I could deal with traveling and having chickens at the same time when I don't have anywhere/anyone to care for the chickens. Also could you give me ways to identify a 3 week old speckled Sussex rooster or like photos of some please?
     
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  2. Duckstruck

    Duckstruck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends. How do they acquire food and water? How soon have you had to replenish it? Are they contained in a coop or free range?
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    Here are a few threads which might help:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/429622/how-do-you-vacation-when-you-have-chickens

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/419459/what-do-you-do-when-you-go-on-vacation

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/399241/how-long-have-you-left-your-chickens-alone

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/415522/how-long-can-chickens-be-left-alone

    Regarding your Speckled Sussex Rooster question, you might want to try posting on the Breed & Gender Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    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.
     
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  5. Aria Kendall

    Aria Kendall Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys my chickens are going to have food and water regularly available and will be living in scoop with a run
     
  6. Aria Kendall

    Aria Kendall Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's the one I think is a roo[​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    You've been given some good links to check out, hope that helps with your questions.

    Best wishes to you!
     
  9. Aria Kendall

    Aria Kendall Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a beginner at chicken keeping and this is something I heard is that might be false so just bear with me. Okay so I have another question about something I heard somewhere, I'm not quite sure where I heard it, but it was something about being able to trick a hen into thinking that a chick is hers by sticking it under her when she's broody. I was wondering about this because I want to get one chicken next year but I'm not sure if I can do that without having another chick and I'm not allowed to have 6 chickens in my neighborhood, so I was wondering about tricking a chicken and a hen into thinking it was hers. Another thing that I was wondering about is if I do this will the hen provide for the chicken or while I still have to do a chick starter and stuff. Anyway I was just wondering if this is a good idea and if it's actually true.
     
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Hello again Aria

    Yes, it is true, if you have a broody hen, you can slip a newly hatched chick under her and she may accept it. Bold and underline on the “may” though. Some will accept the chick and others may reject it or worse, peck it, sometimes severely.

    I popped ‘introducing chick to broody hen’ in the search option and there were quite a few threads in the results which you might find interesting; some are highlighted below:


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