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Dominique breeder in Oklahoma looking to raise a few birds.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chris Castoe, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Chris Castoe

    Chris Castoe Hatching

    Mar 20, 2016
    This is my first time raising chickens of the Dominique breed. I bought seven from a lady... six hens and a rooster and they were eight months old. Every one of them were wormy, and having a respiratory illness from gape worm infections as well. It has been two months now of steady treatments and I just heard the rooster crow for the first time yesterday. Not a loud crow mind you he still has a little rattle, but a crow none the less. He is dancing for the hens in the morning and feeling feeling better. I knew better than buying the chickens from the seller... The chicken yard was in horrible condition to many birds and to many species all drinking from a duck pond. I have worked as an assistant veterinarian and have a good idea of just what I was getting into. Three of the hens have to have the worst beak job I have ever seen in my life. I felt so sorry for them. They have a new home, and a new outlook on life. With luck this fall I hope to add to the flock. Fingers crossed for a broody Dominique hen, but I have two Cochin lady's in waiting, and an incubator handy.

  2. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. Good luck with your endeavors! :frow
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH

    I'm glad the birds are getting proper treatment from you.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sometimes the heart rules the head. I think you just knew those birds needed rescuing and stepped up to the plate to do so. Thank you. I know they will blossom under your TLC. By all means WELCOME to Backyard Chickens.
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - well done you for taking those chickens away from living in those conditions.

    Good luck with their recovery


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