BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › Baton Rouge Chickens
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Baton Rouge Chickens

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello all, I'm new to chickens and am about to get 3 from the poultry swap tomorow.

 

I was reading about vaccinations and saw that you should only vaccinate for local diseases. I'm in Baton Rouge, LA. Are there any resources that might help with this? Or does anyone have any recommendations about what to do?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 6
Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! I'm afraid I'm not familiar with vaccination for local diseases but please do pop by your state thread. They can be found here ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
Hope members in your area are able to help you.

Good luck with the swop and enjoy BYC frow.gif
post #3 of 6

At swap meets it is very much "Buyer Beware."  The sellers tend to disappear and you won't find them later if there is a problem. Mainly look  birds over before buying. No runny eyes or nose, no couhghing, unusual odor,  patchy bald spots, redness or swelling  anywhere. You want  to check that beaks look normal and line up.   No crossbeaks , or twisted toes.   Beyond that you are pretty much at their mercy - may have males passed off as females or mixed breeds passed off as something rare. Old hens passed off as great layers.

 

Do have an idea of what breed(s) you are interested in and read about them on BYC first to learn their main features.

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #4 of 6
Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
post #5 of 6

Welcome to BYC :frow Glad you joined the flock! Here is some info on vaccinations:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-vaccines-and-you

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030

 

If possible, find out from the sellers if the chickens you are buying have been vaccinated for anything already.

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

Reply

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

Reply
post #6 of 6

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

Reply

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

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Member Introductions
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › Baton Rouge Chickens