Distraught Chickie Zar

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickiezar, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. chickiezar

    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never owned chicks and of course I came home with 12.
    3 being bantam.
    1 Silkie
    8 left after that. I found out last night they are probably cornish hens. I am so upset.
    I don't have the heart to butcher. They have become my babies, yet I dont want them to suffer with health problems.
    What is a girl to do????
    The Bantams purchased at the same time are so attached and vice versa.
    Broken Hearted....
    All I wanted was some chicks to lay eggs.....
     
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  2. chickiezar

    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you restrict the amount of food and get the Cornish x chicks to exercise - put food dish farther away for them, etc. let them free range with the others - it can extend their life and health. But, I don't think any have lived to be a year old. They are meant to have a very short life and their organs give out early. Sorry, I can feel what you are going through. I know people have to eat but, so sad about them.

    Maybe you could find a farmer who would take them in.
     
  10. chickiezar

    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drumstick Diva,

    Thanks for your reply. I decided I am going to keep them, feed them greens and throw the food around, so they have to work for it, just really sad for my first experience with chicks for this to happen. Maybe I can find someone who really needs them if not, then I will love them and they love the bantams as if they are there children.
     

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