Baton Rouge Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KazaQ, May 13, 2016.

  1. KazaQ

    KazaQ New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    May 13, 2016
    Baton rouge louisiana
    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
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    18,056
    3,789
    471
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    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 ~ https://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
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    83,500
    11,869
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    29,678
    17,955
    666
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,142
    7,908
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,807
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by