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Hello! I can not describe how happy I am to have found other chicken enthusiasts! I could talk about them all day but I've noticed that, for some strange reason, people around me are not as interested... At the moment I have three wonderful chickens - Evelyn (brown), Katie and Rosie (white). They are all less than 2 years old. Katie and Rosie have been rescued from the death camps (aka factory farms), on two separate occasions - Katie in November and Rosie just few weeks ago. She's been HOME for 10 days now but still looking a bit battered. ...and she's got a watery diarrhoea... But she eats and drinks very well and seems to be enjoying her new life! Evelyn, my incredibly brave brown chicken started limping her right leg yesterday and today she's not her jolly self at all - very quiet and hardly moves around. Needless to say I'm worried sick... She did eat in the morning and layed an egg. I gave her a warm foot bath with turmeric in it (is that a good idea?) and a foot/leg massage with warm coconut oil... If she's not better by tomorrow we'll be going to the doctor. They bring so much joy but when when they're poorly it's heartbreaking... My purpose is to offer a loving home for rescued chickens and to give away the eggs to reduce demand for eggs from factory farms. (out of love for animals I don't eat any animal products myself).
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you have a poorly under the weather hen hugs.gif
It is worrisome when they are not quite right. Please do drop by the emergencies injuries disease and cure section, here is the link ~http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures A good description and some pics would be great so other members can give you some advise. P
Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I hope your hen will be okay. Definitely post on our Emergency link that Yorkshire coop left with you and take advantage of our experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
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Welcome to BYC and the coop! 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 BYC.
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us. Sorry about the foot problem but hopefully between BYC and your vet things will be put right soon.

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock, so glad you joined us :weee.  Hope your hen will be alright.  Do you think she may have bumble foot? You could put that in the search box and info will pop up.  Thank you for rescuing the poor girls, you have saved them from the clutches of  death.

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