I'm Julie and I live in Sydney. Recently I purchased my first ever chickens 2 Rode Island Reds and 2 light sussex. The girls seemed to have settled in well and love to free range in our yard although it hasn't been trouble free. The day after I bought the girls home Sydney had some very heavy rain and one cough a cold. Its now cleared up with the help of antibiotics but now I have to deal with another bird that has diarrhea. In truth I think she has had it from the start as when she came home her vent was a little dirty. Do people normally have these kind of problems? I've only had the birds 2 weeks so it seems a lot to deal with off the bat. Thanks to the advise on this site I'm giving the girls yoghurt and I hope this helps. I'm looking for to learning more about my girls and meeting new people on this. I was also wondering if anyone can advise me of local clubs I could become a part of?