Greetings from NY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ouracrybaby, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. ouracrybaby

    ouracrybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone! My name's Mary and I am now the proud owner of a 6 week old bantam chick named Goliath. Gogo had a slipped tendon before he/she was a week old and it was never repaired, so long story short, the owner didn't want it, and now Goliath is livin' large in my home. I'm sure I will have a zillion questions and as soon as this place lets me, I will be posting a zillion pictures. Goliath shares a home with me, my daughter,18, my son 12, two cats and a dog. This is going to be one spoiled chicken. [​IMG]
     
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Michigan! He won't be an only chicken for long. You'll succumb to the dark side soon enough!
     
  3. discoveregg

    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello and welcome from Northern California!
     
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
    Sydney
    Hey Mary [​IMG]
    [​IMG] from Australia!
    Incidentally, I first got the experience of owning chickens when I was 12 too [​IMG]
    Goliath sounds like a right sweetheart. You thought of getting a chicken pal for him? Chickens are very social birds, we always get two each time we buy, so they'll have someone to peck around with [​IMG]
    Hope everything goes well for all of you! [​IMG] It's an exciting journey.
     
  6. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    A big HELLO from the west coast!
     
  7. ouracrybaby

    ouracrybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to have a buddy for Goliath. Gogo doesn't get around very easily with only one good leg, so I'd have to find just the right bird. Also, here you have to purchase 6 or more chickens and I don't have that kind of space. Maybe I'll makes some calls and see if there's a farm that has a special buddy they can part with for him/her.

    I take in orphaned baby animals quite often. That's how the whole chicken thing started to begin with. A friend from a local school had a chick who hatched with curled toes. I studied on here, took the little one in along with a buddy chick, and fixed the feet. Sent them to a local girl who raises chickens. Then i got a call about two more chicks from a different school. One had curled toes, the other had balance issues. I was able to fixed the curled toes, and sent him home, but I couldn't fix Nugget. Nugget was the one I was going to keep. A week or so later, I get a call about this bantam chick. From everything I read, it was a slipped tendon that had already swollen past fixing. I tried chick chairs, stretching, bandaging, but nothing worked. So, for a while I had two chicks, but poor Nugget passed away. He was definately born with some problems and I tried everything I could, but in the end I let him go. Now I'm back to one little baby who's owner didn't want back when she found out I couldn't fix it.
     
  8. ouracrybaby

    ouracrybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a "baby" pic of my Goliath...
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  9. ouracrybaby

    ouracrybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And here's his most recent pic taken last night. 6 weeks old...
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  10. ashleylancaster

    ashleylancaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THAT IS JUST TOO CUTE![​IMG] IM ASHLEY FROM ALABAMA. THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO ASK JUST ABOUT ANY QUESTION!
     

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