Entirely new to this

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by atozwithme, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. atozwithme

    atozwithme New Egg

    Mar 14, 2017
    Hi! My name is Andrea, I am from Texas and am entirely new to this! I only started because while helping my mom feed my grandfathers chickens/roosters, my boyfriend and I found an abandoned chick. It was abandoned because one of the legs does not work. So my boyfriend and I kind of took over, but we have no experience raising chicks whatsoever haha! So any and ALL advice is appreciated!
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Andrea and welcome to BYC. Assuming that your chick can adapt to its issues, it would be much happier with a couple of pals - chickens are social animals. Some people do keep house chickens - type "house chickens" in the search box and see what pops up.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] The thread is called "people with house chickens." if you put that in the search box it will come up for you. Is the leg broken or paralysed? If you touch it does it express pain? Is the leg warm to the touch or cold? These are things you could address if you post on the "Emergencies,diseases, injuries, cures," thread.
  4. atozwithme

    atozwithme New Egg

    Mar 14, 2017
    Hi and no it doesn't express pain, its warm to the touch and it's obvious it's getting circulation it just doesn't work
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Andrea [​IMG] Welcome!

    Best wishes to you and the little one.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Andrea, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Best wishes nursing your chick back to health and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] Good luck with your chick!
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! There is an unbelievable source of great knowledge on here and wonderful, friendly folks! I do hope you'll make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow


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