science project came home to roost

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DontesChicks, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. DontesChicks

    DontesChicks In the Brooder

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    My hubby and I are retired, but now raising our 13-year old grandson. For a science project, he brought home two day-old chicks. Chick Norris is all black, and Cornelius is light yellow with brown feathers coming in. They are now two weeks old. We do not know their breed or their gender. We are brooding them in a large clear plastic tub with puppy pads and some pine shavings and a warming lamp. We purchased a small coop for when they are ready to move out. I enjoy watching the little critters!
    This site has been very helpful for us newbies.
     
  2. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Stylin’ and Profilin’

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    Welcome to our eggcelent flock here at BYC! Enjoy your chickens as it is a great teaching tool for children. If you plan on getting more you will probably want to make your own coop as the prefabs are smaller than what they say.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/what-breed-or-gender-is-this.15/

    Post some pics here for breed help and for gender help, wait until they are 6 weeks old.
     
  3. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  4. BlueBaby

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    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with continuing to see your grandson's science project grow!
     
  5. BigBlueHen53

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    Hi and welcome!
    I too am a grandma raising g-kids. My g-daughter will be 18 (!) very soon and her little brother is almost 13 :th.
    The chickens have been a great way to teach them responsibility, and we all had a great experience last year when some of the hens sat on eggs and hatched chicks!

    Enjoy your time here, and raising your chickies - both human and feathered!
     
  6. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Songster

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    PS - Chick anorris is a great name!
     
  7. DontesChicks

    DontesChicks In the Brooder

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    Thank you. My husband, who did not want chickens, named it. We’ve gotten a lot of laughs from it.
     
  8. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Stylin’ and Profilin’

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    Creative chicken names are awesome. I have a rooster named General Tso. More morbid really.
     
  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    Becareful with the added heat...the quicker you get rid of it the better. A lot of people tend to over heat chicks which can cause problems.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


    Coop Ideas:
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    What exactly did you Google to get here? <<<<<<<<<<<

    BYC has an APP!
     
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  10. DontesChicks

    DontesChicks In the Brooder

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    The lamp is down to a 60 watt bulb and will soon go to 40. Is that ok?
    I think I just googled day old chicks.
     

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