hello everybody !

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tray, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. tray

    tray New Egg

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    hello everybody I have recently adopted 12 ex battery hens so im gonna need as much advise as possible starting with pecking order I have 8 that seem ok and get and 4 that stay in the coop and dont seem to mix with others also I think 1 of the 4 is very poorly and is acting like its dying .look forward to hearing from some of you regards tray
     
  2. cartychic

    cartychic Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Hi there. What breed do you have? I hope they aren't Cornish X.
     
  4. 4HillsSumatras

    4HillsSumatras Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] From Rural Hall, NC.

    I would pull the one acting funny out NOW and put it by itself.
     
  5. tray

    tray New Egg

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    i think the breed is a cross between rhode island red and rhode island white
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    How kind to get these rescue chickens.....and [​IMG] from WI.
    They should figure out the peacking order, hopefully without too much aggression. Easier if they have a good amount of space. If you notice that they bully someone/injure someone you may want to give seperate them. Especially if they draw blood. I understand these girls did not have a good start as battery hens, the one that does not look good may benefit from some special care...maybe isolate her so she does not get pecked, offer food and water, maybe some yoghurt...You may want to post specific symptoms/questions in the "emergencies...." section and check the "Behavior" section for some ideas on introducing/reintroducing chickens...[​IMG] Good luck!
     
  7. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    I just want to say YAY YOU for rescuing those poor babies. [​IMG]
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
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  9. animal_lover03

    animal_lover03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!!!
     
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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