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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sandysylvester, May 10, 2011.

  1. sandysylvester

    sandysylvester In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Good morning everyone. Just wanted to say hello and let you know I think this is a wonderful forum! I am quickly getting addicted.[​IMG]
    I am a 1st time chicken owner, so the whole experience is a new adventure for me.
    We purchased 6 RIR chicks from our local feed store. Sadly I had 2 die within the 1st week and a half. Not sure what was wrong with them, but it was obvious they were much quieter than the rest. I saw no obvious signs which let to their passing. My chicken "friends" felt they may have had issue from the start.
    Anyhow I now have 4 which are just over 4 weeks old and happy girls! Thanks to everyone who contributes to this site!

  2. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from SW Ohio!!
  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio! You will love your RIRs. An excellent breed, and really great layers. I agree with your friends about your losses.....Sometimes there is just something that is "not quite right" with little chicks, and they just don't make it......

    Glad to hear you've got four healthy growing chicks!

    Take care,
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
  6. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds.
  7. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Songster

    Jan 23, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]

  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome to the chicken addiction.

    [​IMG] Now sally forth and post! [​IMG]

    Imp- Who is this Sally Forth? [​IMG]
  9. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Songster

    Nov 5, 2010

    good luck with your girls!

    Sally forth, too funny! [​IMG]
  10. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    [​IMG] from Texas.
    [​IMG] for the loss of your chicks.

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