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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TishsChicks, May 29, 2017.

  1. TishsChicks

    TishsChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a new member of BYC although I've been seeking advice by reading forum posts from this site for almost 2 years. I retired 2 years ago and decided I wanted to raise chickens. I started out with with 9 Rhode Island Red pullets. Now I have 12 Rhode Islands, 3 Morans and a Silky. My silky is a rescue from the county fair petting zoo. This spring I decided, with the help and begging of my 11 year old daughter, to try my hand at chicks. We have 9, 8 week old Ameraucanas. Although, I think I might of ended up with 2 roosters in the bunch and I have one that has a crooked beak. We call her Beaker. I'm super excited about being apart of this site.
     
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  2. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Your 'chicken math' has already gotten away from you :)
     
  3. TishsChicks

    TishsChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    It sure has. Hahaha!
     
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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - so glad you've joined in the fun of being an active member (though lurking and reading/learning is great). Which color type are your Ameraucana?
     
  7. TishsChicks

    TishsChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I have a couple of red and gray ones, a couple black and tan and a couple light red ones. The one we call Beaker is an off white. She isn't growing like the rest of them.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Does she have a severe cross beak? She may be having trouble eating. Sometimes it helps if you pile up the feed like a mountain, so when she pecks at it, she gets some in her mouth.

    There are "crossbeak," support threads maybe you can find them via the searchbox.
    The discuss what works for them. It would be good if you posted a photo there, showing the stage of her beak. Some careful trimming might help her.
     
  10. TishsChicks

    TishsChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    She definitely has a crossbeak. I noticed the beak looking crooked about a week after I brought her home. That is when I saw she was having difficulty with the crumble. I started making a mash out of it and giving it to her 3 times a day. She eats that very well. She still tries to eat the dry crumble throughout the day too. Here is a photo of her.
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