Trying Our Hand At This.....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken life for us, May 24, 2017.

  1. chicken life for us

    chicken life for us Just Hatched

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    Ok so we are new chic parents to be within the week. I need some advice!

    I want laying hens (obviously) because the idea of this excites me. Food, water, meds and all the other random things that they will need is a given, except for what kind of food is best, do I add anything to their water and do I medicate them from the gate or let them show me signs they need treatment. I can raise children and grand-children, but this seems way more complex. Or is that just what I am making it?

    I need an info buddy that help me out! Someone that is patient because I am a slow learner.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Don't worry, we are all here to help you out, and no - it's not difficult :)

    These links should provide answers to your questions, and more:
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/h...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    CT
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! So glad you joined!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens
     

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