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  1. PeaPod117

    Lethargic Juvenile Chick

    Hello! One of my chicks was moving her neck weird, and I looked it up and saw that it was usually a symptom for sour crop. There weren’t any other symptoms, but her crop looked a little swollen. Upon trying to have her throw up, I realized that the crop didn’t feel particularly hard or swollen...
  2. AvaCabo

    Newbie living in Mexico

    Hola amigos. I stumbled upon your forum after searching endlessly about baby chicks that were given to me from my cleaning lady. I told her a few weeks ago that I wanted some backyard chickens and VOILA...she surprised me. LOL. I am clueless as to what she gifted me, Not to mention the language...
  3. xleslieanne

    Chicken Newbies in SE Michigan - Accepting ANY tips and advice!

    Hello all! First post on here, though I've been reading around and collecting some information! My fiance and I are looking into getting some chickens over the coming weeks but this is all very new to us! He's thinking he wants 10, but I'm thinking 4-5 is a much more realistic number for us...
  4. xleslieanne

    Introduction!

    Hello all! I'm Leslie, located in southeastern Michigan and am pretty much completely new to chickens! My best friend had some as pets growing up, but it's been about 20 years since then, haha! My fiance and I have been discussing options for quite a while and my daughter has developed a...
  5. earth_toes

    Earth Loving Chicken Lady!

    Hello All! I am beginning the journey of making our property into our own little homestead, complete with .... you guessed it! ... chickens! I am a seasoned gardener who takes pride in everything I do, and am always looking for ways to improve. I'm open to any suggestions and words of wisdom for...
  6. Mama_femme

    Suitable climbers for chickens

    Hi all, I’m new here and hopeful that someone can help me. In December we rescued 4x ex battery hens. They’ve settled in well with us and currently have a small pen in the garden. We are now building a more permanent fence to secure their pen and I’d like to grow some nice smelling flowers...
  7. littlesliceofjoy

    New Poultry Parent ready to pull her hair out already...chicks and ducks galore

    Good afternoon everyone!! just introducing myself from my "new" country home in western PA. I recently fell into the TSC blackhole of Chick Days and am no longer allowed to go unsupervised lol. In the span of 10 days I have brought home 35 chicks (10 Dominique, 5 Bantams, 5 Delaware, 10 New...
  8. TnJ_Farm

    Hello from East Texas!!

    Good afternoon! My family and I moved from Austin to ETX when we purchased land from my husbands family. We have been raising our three first generation farmers there ever since. We have chickens, of course! Black and blue copper Marans, Croad Langshan, Easter Eggers, Fibro Easter Eggers...
  9. D

    New Chick Here!

    New chick joining you here! I’m looking to start a flock of 8 egg-laying hens this spring and am looking to see if anyone has suggestions where I can buy some locally (located in Rome, NY). Of course, we still need to build a coop and run, but wanted to get suggestions as to where I can buy...
  10. G

    New from Ireland

    I'm from Dublin, Ireland but now live in rural Leitrim. I'm relatively new to keeping chickens. I had 3 RIR a few years ago. I took a break to work in Dublin for 5 years but now I'm back in the countryside. I have 2 orange/ white hybrids, Lavender and Beatrice. They're about a year old and...
  11. C

    First Time Chicken & Duck Mama

    Hello all, I have posted on a couple of threads and lurked around, but haven't officially said hello yet. Becoming a chick mom (or as my friends and family may call me, the crazy chicken lady) has been a long time dream for me. For the last several years I have dreamt, researched, and planned...
  12. R

    New Member Rockotman

    Hello, all... I am here and eager to learn. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Definitely new to chickens (2) How many chickens do you have right now? None - planning on starting raising them this year... specifically Silkies. (3) What breeds do you have? See...
  13. Future_Homesteader

    Advice for a chicken coop

    Hi all, I'm very new to chicken keeping so doing a lot of research now before we get them! Was looking at getting this chicken coop https://www.backyardchickencoops.com.au/products/the-mansion-coop-chicken-run just wondering if any other Australians have bought through them? Was hoping to have...
  14. R

    Starting over

    My wife and I had chickens some 30+ years ago. We just purchased a few acres, and are looking to build a coop and get a few dual purpose birds, as well as some Cornish for meet purposes. We are just getting back into all of this, and we are over 30 years older, so we will take it a bit slowly...
  15. debikm

    *waves* Hi there!

    My name is Debi, I live in NE Florida and will be getting a few hens soon for eggs, pest control, scrap food consumption, and (more than likely) pets. I'm 53 and haven't had chickens since I was a kid so I may as well have no experience whatsoever. I do have a lot of experience with animals...
  16. trumpeting_angel

    I’m bad at puns ...

    Do you allow members who post without any poultry puns? From my quick look around, it seems to be a requirement! :jumpy Hi - I’m Anne in Vermont. I live on a beautiful, mostly wooded hillside with my beloved, who owns many vehicles including 1947 Ford 8N tractor. If there are tractor nerds...
  17. msmeg26

    Hello from Savannah GA

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Brand new to chickens and looking forward to getting our first flock at the end of March! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 0!! But soon to be 8! (3) What breeds do you have? They will be White/Black Polish, Jersey...
  18. P

    Silkie chickens

    I have been a co-owner (my 12 year old son and I) of Silkie Chickens for 2 years now. We are still learning and loving the experience. My son is in 4-H and fell in love with the Silkie chickens that were at the local exhibition three years ago. We started with a partridge coloured rooster and...
  19. Chickadee-Dee

    Hello from Canada!

    Hey there! I'm rather new to this kind of format so please bear with me. I've been following BYC for years and never thought to join until this morning for some reason. I am not overly new to chickens, but am still a bit of a noob and I also do not have any at the moment sadly. I used to have...
  20. SniperGoose

    Electric fencing?

    This is gonna be a long post, so please bare with me lol So we have around 1 acre fenced off for our chickens, geese, and ducks. The fence itself is 4 feet tall, and is chicken wire with metal fence posts. Since fencing that area off, I haven't lost any flock members to predators. However, I...
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