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accidental chicken mom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by grimchkn, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. grimchkn

    grimchkn New Egg

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    hey guys,

    i have been lurking a bit as i have recently acquired a fizzle sizzle chicken [see avatar] i think
    it was brought to me recently by a local breeder of them with the threat of 'take it or i will cull it.'

    so here i am :)

    i rescue all kinds of animals for many years but never a chicken..

    it is my hope to permanently rehome/fix it as i am an apartment dweller with
    rats and cats..but it is soooo sweet..it coos..and cuddles..all day if you let it.
    i currently have it residing in a portable crib..it needs a better habitat than i can provide.

    i have been reading some of the posts here in searching for a solution and will try
    to post for advice in the appropriate place.

    so happy i found this place.. the info has been priceless..
    thanks so much

    -grim
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your chicken! If you keep it, be sure to get another one or two- chickens like company.
     
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  4. Shan30

    Shan30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from Vancouver Island! :)

    Curious as to why the breeder want rid of it so badly...does he/she have some issues?
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!
     
  6. grimchkn

    grimchkn New Egg

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    yes..it's legs splay out and it doesnt seem to have much balance..also one of the feet doesnt seem to
    fully extend when it tries to walk.. the webs between two of the toes on the same foot seem as though it is a bit malformed.

    breeder told me that it couldn't roust, was getting defecated on by the others. it was pretty filthy when i got it..
    i did give it a bath is some organic baby wash. breeder told me to use dawn..i know **** is great for oiled birds
    but i didnt want to use anything with a strong chemical on it.. and i brushed the feathers out with a toothbrush after i blow dried it.

    the reason i guess she brought it to me is that she has 90+ of them and it is some breed i was told they are trying
    to officiate somehow and didn't want irresponsible people breeding it..

    i have almost no history on it save that it is ~ 5 weeks old...and i got a ziploc bag of some brown granular stuff.
    and she tried a sandal i guess..didnt say for how long though.

    i have hobbled it as per some of the postings and got some polyvisol without iron and followed a wet diet found in another topic here.

    it is the sweetest thing..and so cute.. you just smile when you look at it :D

    thanks for the warm welcome :)

    posted the problem here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/920813/splayed-legs-on-5-week-old-chicken#post_14016890
     
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  7. McCluckles

    McCluckles Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck with the chicken!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the chick, hope it recovers.
     
  9. grimchkn

    grimchkn New Egg

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    thank you!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are very endearing and she is lucky you took her in. You might try posting on the "Silkie thread." Silkies are very prone to brain damage because their skulls are not always completely covered over. A peck to the head or bump etc., can bring about a myriad of symptoms. I do hope she recovers
     

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