Wild and Wonderful Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Liberty425, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Liberty425

    Liberty425 New Egg

    Feb 21, 2016
    Hi all,

    Short introduction from wild and wonderful WV. Hubby and I have always wanted backyard chickens, but we've have lived in neighborhoods with strict HOA rules until recently. We welcomed 4 chicks home today and we are absolutely thrilled! Tabitha is a Barred Plymouth Rock, Lucile is a Rhode Island Red (she seems to have a bit of a tude), Betsy Ross is an Americauna, and Hennifer Aniston (my husbands chick) is a comet. The girls are in their brooder and have been eating and drinking well. I could watch them for hours! They are just too cute. One question, I noticed that even though the chicks seem to be at a comfortable temperature, their little feet feel cool to the touch. Is this normal? [​IMG]
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and [​IMG] -great to have you join us and congratulations on eventually getting your new chicks! Exciting times lay ahead I'm sure. To answer your question, whilst i let a broody hen raise my chicks (I can't imagine that would make a difference) my chicks' feet feel similarly cool so I'd say its nothing to worry about. At a couple of days old my chicks are outside doing their chicken thing and whilst I live in a warm place, its never boiling hot at 6:30 am when i let them out - nothing to worry about.

    The Learning Centre is full of lots of info that may help you out along your chicken keeping journey so i would check that out if you have not already done so. Joining your state thread would also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box) which may be helpful to you.

    We're a friendly bunch here and there are lots of experienced and very helpful members who are only too happy to help out, so if you have a question, or just need a bit of reassurance, we are always here to help out.

    All the best
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If your chicks sleep all piled up, that would indicate they are too cool. If they sleep far apart that is usually because they are too hot.
  4. Liberty425

    Liberty425 New Egg

    Feb 21, 2016
    They sleep just like they are in the pic I posted above. They are all near each other, but not piled on each other.
  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2015
    They look fine to me [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!! Lol, I love the name Hennifer Aniston.
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Congrats on getting your new little flock, I like the mix of breeds you have.

    Enjoy your chicks and take lots of pictures because they don't stay small long!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.

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