A Friendly Hello

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Water Pixie, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Water Pixie

    Water Pixie Chirping

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    A Friendly Hello from USA,MI, 20 mins out side Kalamazoo.

    My Husband and I live on about 8 acres of land. We have 2 horses, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 55gal fish tank and now 39 Chickens.

    This spring I got 13 chicks at my farm store. All was going well. About 3 weeks ago a breeder in the area decided to close down do to a large raccoon attack. I got 15 rather ruffed up Dominique's, two being Roosters. I also got 1 speckled Susses,1 barred Rock, and at lest 3 Ameraucana assorted birds which I haven't figured them all out yet.

    I jump right to have a large flock of chickens and now I am over my head, but the is a new topic.

    Water Pixie
     

  2. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

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    [​IMG] From Alabama!
     
  3. tobin123

    tobin123 Songster

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    [​IMG] and hi from Indiana
     
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Hello from Tucson, AZ and [​IMG] Sometimes you have no choice to jump in with both feet. Fortunately, you've found a place where a lot of people can help you out along the way. Good luck.
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Another [​IMG] from Indiana! Ohhh...with 8 acres I think you can handle a lot more chickens...lol [​IMG]
     
  6. Welcome from NH!

    Theres many people here who would be more than willing to help you get it all sorted out! It sounds like you can bring allot to the forum! Good luck!
     
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  7. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

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    [​IMG] From Maine! [​IMG]
     

  8. bella1210

    bella1210 Songster

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    [​IMG] from ct
     
  9. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] be sure to check out the Michigan thread
     
  10. Water Pixie

    Water Pixie Chirping

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    Not getting any help on other thread PLEASE HELP!

    The breeders coop was really dirty sickbyc the "bedding" was poo on poo. The birds smelled really bad.

    There new living area is a 7 by 24 coop with wood shavings over a sand ground. The hens are free range all day and the 8 roosters have a 24ft by 25ft yard. (The rooster do not seem to be having any problems, normal poop.

    The first week I had them there poo was runny, I thought stress but by the end of the week the poop had not changed, and one bird was not acting normal (that bird didn't make it). Upon closer inspection I found bloody poop.

    I did some quick googling and decided to treat them for coccidiosis with corid for 7 days. Most of the poop firmed up. the birds have been off of corid since last thursday os 5 days. This morning I notest more runny poop maybe only 1 to 3 birds, an hour or so after that I found a runny, bloody? poop.

    Went out again to see how everyone is doing this afternoon, everyone is acting normal. No more runny poop.

    Now it is night and I found more Bloody poop?!

    So what should my next step be?

    Water Pixie
     

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