Wanted to join and show off some chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JenandDave, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. JenandDave

    JenandDave Out Of The Brooder

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    Our new chicks, two Easter Eggers and two Black Australorps! Just got them today!
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    While the Barred Rocks were sexed as pullets I still have my doubts about this one!

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    Three of our four Barred Rock chicks and our four RIR Bantams (three weeks old).
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    Aww....how adorable!! [​IMG] Nothing cuter than baby chicks!!

    If you have any questions about them along the way, feel free to ask around the forums.

    Enjoy your new babies and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. JenandDave

    JenandDave Out Of The Brooder

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    My main concern is when and how to integrate the new baby chicks with the older ones. I set up a second small brooder for the newbies for now. The older chicks are very interested in what's going next door!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    You can mix chicks of different ages up till about 2 to 3 weeks of age. After this time they don't accept each other as well. The pecking order starts to form sometime around the 2nd or 3rd week. After that you will need to integrate them slowly over a few weeks time from behind wire. Everybody sees, nobody touches. After several weeks of living side by side, you can mix them together a bit easier. Always add more feeding and watering stations when mixing and always intervene if things turn bloody.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds), and they are extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children and granddaughter made lap pets of them), and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock.
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     

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