Thank You BYC!!! ***pics added***

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kbarrett, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. kbarrett

    kbarrett Songster

    Nov 12, 2007
    I just wanted to thank everyone here on this board. I've wanted chickens for quite a few years now and finally decided to do it this year. I'm am so happy I found this site..I've spent the last few months reading all the information posted here and have learned so much!
    I received my first order of chicks today from Ideal.
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    I ordered 14 pullets:
    4 Ideal 236
    2 brown leghorns
    2 black minorcas
    3 buff minorcas
    and 3 barred hollands

    They seem to be in excellent health and thanks to everyone here I feel confident in my brooder setup, temps, and feed. I have learned so many tips on what I'm seeing as far as normal behavior that their actions and antics, such as the pecking and toe picking seem familiar lol.
    I also feel so assured that when I do have questions, some of the nicest people I've come across on the net will give knowledgeable advice and give me helpful guidance.
    So Thanks've helped make my first chicken experience which could have been stressful into an enjoyable venture for my family! [​IMG]

    the pics aren't great....will do better tomorrow


    Last edited: Apr 11, 2008
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Glad you've found it a good experience here! Can't wait to see the pics of your new babies! [​IMG]
  3. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Congrats on the new babies!
  4. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Songster

    Aug 25, 2007
    Florence, Alabama
    Congrats on the new fluff balls and welcome to the addiction.

    Remember to treat them for pasty butt in the next 2-4 days after they start eating and pooing regularly. I have been using olive oil on all my chicks since I got my first chicks. I use a q-tip dipped in olive oil and roll the q-tip starting at the opening and going out in all directions. This has worked out GREAT for my last 4 batches of little chickies as I have never had any problems with pasty butt doing it like this. My first chicks I just used warm water and a q-tip and they got pasty butt a few times and I had to do it again. I will be treating my new chickies tonight or tomorrow and they just hatched on Monday and Tuesday.

    Waiting for pics too.

  5. coltsrox

    coltsrox Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    Maggie Valley, NC
    yea i wanted too also thank everyone for their good and expierenced chicken advice wihtout all my chicks would never of survived!
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Welcome. Glad you found the site. I feel the same way...tons of great information here and loads of experienced people. Friendly and free with their advice and suggestions.
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA

    Glad you found this site.
    Finally someone else who has Buff Minorcas!

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