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Hi guys,

 

So glad i found this site.  I am a stay at home mum who enjoys gardening and looking after my kids and various animal friends.  We purchased 3 beautiful hens off a lady here in Christchurch, NZ.  The place was pretty overrun with chickens and the areas were pretty unsightly.  Our girls came home ridden with worms. One by one they have had to be put down over the last year.  The first was suspected gapeworm or it may have swallowed some stringy plastic off some buried weedmat, that we didnt realise was in their enclosure.  Second one got a very bad respiratory sickness and today we had to put our beloved remaining girl down as she presented with crop impaction and  may have been eggbound.  I am devastated.  Luckily we let her sit on some fertile eggs when she was last broody and we now are left with her two adopted Orpington chicks.  She looked so hilarious as she was a tiny we ginger coloured girl with these huge fluffy babies sitting all over her!  Hoping for better luck with our remaining two.  Looking forward to having people to talk to about the in;s and out's owning chickens X

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Hi and :welcome - great to have you onboard with us. Sounds like a bit of a rocky road you have had so far, but i hope that things improve!

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 
 
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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Hi Prue  :welcome  Auckland member here. Sounds like tough introduction to chickens! Good luck with your Orps.I have 3.Had them as pets as a child so they were the first breed I wanted when I got chickens 16mths ago. Such gentle fluffy chickens. Regards Penny.

Small flock in suburbia 1white orpington,1 black orpington, 1splash orpington,  1araucana x RIR, 1araucana x leghorn,1red brown Leghorn x ?, 1 black white Campine x ?, 2 Lavender Araucanas
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Small flock in suburbia 1white orpington,1 black orpington, 1splash orpington,  1araucana x RIR, 1araucana x leghorn,1red brown Leghorn x ?, 1 black white Campine x ?, 2 Lavender Araucanas
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Have any questions about breeds and gender? Check out What Breed Or Gender is This? fourm for help.  

Be sure to join the What did you have for breakfast this morning? thread! 

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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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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Hope you can find a reputable source for birds,  if you wish to add more.    :welcome

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