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Rescued Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MaMaFirst, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. MaMaFirst

    MaMaFirst New Egg

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    Hello! I currently have a goat herd with my mom. We raise and breed Nubians. I am fairly new to the venture but my mom has been doing this for 20+ years. I just got my first doe in the spring and bred her as a yearling about 6 weeks ago. She was born on New Years Day. My husband and I had talked about getting chicken but were waiting to learn more and get set up for them. So much for intended plans.....someone brought us 3 chicks that are still feathering. Not sure how old they are but they were in bad shape. There were originally 5 that appeared out of no where. The weather started to get old and 2 were found dead. I had no clue what to do with them but I knew they couldn't be left out like they were. My hubby and I took them in and I called a good friend of mine who raises chickens. I followed her advice and all 3 chicks perked up by the end of the day. This is day 2 and they are doing very good. Their feathers had been tattered but they have been cleaning them and milling around their box. They are starting to take on a shiny sheen. They always chirp to greet me when I walk into the room and are calm and cool when I do anything in their space but they went crazy my hubby tried to take care of them. Lol! I guess they are my birds. I'm quickly falling in love. They have gently lulled me to sleep with their soft chatter the last couple nights. I look forward to learning more about them and building them space to transition outside. My 17 month old son doesn't know what to think of them but he loves to watch.
     
  2. jmandawn

    jmandawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks are an ADDITION are you are now hooked!

    Welcome to the site. Lots of great info and peeps here to help you along. Don't be afraid to ask any questions.
     
  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome.[​IMG] Enjoy your new found love. I have a felling you are about to learn chicken math. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! You will have a large flock in no time lol.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Check out some of the articles in the BYC Learning Center, there are some good ones on chick care. They are quite addictive little things, you'll have a lot of fun with them.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] go to the "Raising backyard chickens" forum and you will find tabs for raising chicks etc. Sounds like your chicken friend will get you thru thick and thin too
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  9. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve.[​IMG]
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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