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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lauraflowera, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. lauraflowera

    lauraflowera In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2018
    I live in Northern California and have a 6 chicken back yard flock made up of a Barred Rock, a Giant Blue Cochin, a Naked Neck, a Motled Houdan, and two white silkies.
    I raised them from day old chicks and now they are about 1 year old.
    They forage most of the day in my garden, but I’d like to lessen that to a few hours to get my garden in better growth status.

    I have a 10 year old daughter who also loves our chickens.

    I have a Boston terrier dog that we share with my parents so he comes and goes -he is old and has no interest in the chickens.

    We feed our chickens an organic crumble layer feed, have oyster shells available, I put a splash of apple cider vinegar in their water daily. I also give them a good amount of kitchen scraps.

    I’ve looked at threads on a backyard chickens for a while but now I really need help with my chickens so I posted a thread on why there is heavy loss of feathers in the spring and why we have on going wrinkled eggs.
  2. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here. I hope you get the help you need on the feather loss.

    As for the eggs you're getting, this article may give you some ideas of what's causing the wrinkling (scroll down to around point #11 or #12):
    Common egg quality problems

    Best wishes to you, always feel free to ask questions.
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    Limit scraps to once a week. Feeding only a complete feed is really much better, imo.
    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:

    Official BYC Coop Page Contest - Fall-Winter 2017
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  4. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! There's loads of friendly, knowledgable members here so I hope you get lots of help on the relevant thread. This site is a very useful resource :thumbsup
  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC!:)
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to our community - great that you've joined us.
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  7. ashlandco

    ashlandco Songster

    Mar 31, 2017
    Welcome to BYC! Hope you love this site as much as we do!
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Laura... :frow Welcome!

    I am pleased you delurked and 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.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, 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 ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    You may also be interested in this link:
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
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  10. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    It'll be great to see you around :woot
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