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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Boomchickaboomboomboom, May 25, 2011.

  1. Boomchickaboomboomboom

    Boomchickaboomboomboom Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings from Robertsville, MO

    I would like to call myself a rookie at keeping chickens, but added the 'erest' to magnify the fact that I am beyond ignorant. You can read books about raising chickens all day long, but that is a sad substitute for actually having them. I trust God that I have not bitten off more than I can chew by getting 20 chicks to start with. I am thankful to God for leading me to a forum where there is so much help available.

    I will try to make use of information already posted, but if I freak out, like I did this morning, please bear with me. My 'freak out' was due to the fact that I have been giving my chicks katydids because they are so abundant right now. I did not know that the chick feed does not contain any grit, and ran around like a chicken with my head cut off, crying, 'the sky is falling!' (yes, sadly, these are some of the boring puns, and cliche sayings which will come off the tips of my fingers.) Anyway, I immediately broke open a bag of play sand, and gave them some, and then proceeded to freak out that I could have possibly given them too much. That is how I found this forum, and still I'm not sure if what I've done is 'bad'.

    There's my introduction. Yes, I am clueless in MO. Thank you in advance for your patience.
     
  2. jcf3202

    jcf3202 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania!

    I give my five chicks (they're 4 weeks old) play sand for grit. I just give them a scoop (about 1 to 2 cups) in a shallow dish and they seem to know how much they need. At first they all went over and goobled it up, but it didn't hurt them any. Now the newness of it has worn off and they only take a little at a time.

    There is a wealth of information on here all you have to do is ask or do a search. [​IMG]

    Good luck with your new fuzzy butts!
     
  3. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    Don't worry so much, you'll do fine--after all, you found BYC!
     
  4. wychickenwrangler

    wychickenwrangler Out Of The Brooder

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    WELCOME from Wyoming!!!!!!!!!! Have no fear, with all of the help you will find here on BYC, you will do just fine!!!!!!!!! Good luck!!
     
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    [​IMG] from Indiana!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. DuckyGurl

    DuckyGurl Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] BYC contains all the answers!
     
  7. Boomchickaboomboomboom

    Boomchickaboomboomboom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ya'll. I need all the help I can get.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. You are in the right place. [​IMG]
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
     

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