Hawaii vet learning about chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kljonesdvm, May 17, 2017.

  1. kljonesdvm

    kljonesdvm Just Hatched

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    Aloha from Hawaii island! Thank you BYC for the educational information! "Real life" experiences from users have proven very helpful for me to care for my own hens and a few friends. It's hard to find vet information for pet chickens since most resources are for large-scale operations. All of my girls have names and some even come when called :)
     
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  2. chameleon

    chameleon Chillin' With My Peeps

    :welcome We're happy to have you here. I'm in the same situation, where I live there are no resources for small flocks, and BYC has helped me a lot. I'm sure you will love it here. And we would love to hear all about your experiences and see pictures of your girls!
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. kljonesdvm

    kljonesdvm Just Hatched

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    Learning through experience (and BYC)! I have some older girls who have developed ascites (some of which have passed away), I've dealt with sour crop, broken toes, and dog trauma. I'm amazed at how hardy these girls are! Some recover against all odds! Started with adults, then pullets last year, and this week just got some day old chicks for next year's eggs. All are pets.
     
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC! We need more vets who are interested in helping us in the poultry world.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Mahalo for joining us at Backyard chickens.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Yes, they sure can learn their names! Smart birds. I have a few that will come when called, super sweethearts.

    Unfortunately there aren't many vets out there skilled in avian medicine, but you have come to the right place because we are loaded with knowledgeable members that can help with all kinds of emergencies! Definitely stop by our Emergency section if you need assistance.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our roost! :)
     
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  9. kljonesdvm

    kljonesdvm Just Hatched

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    Wonderful to feel so welcomed! :)
     
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  10. vachick15

    vachick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    :welcome
     
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