Hello everyone

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by csnody0913, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. csnody0913

    csnody0913 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 25, 2015
    Hi, my name is Christine Snody and I am a new member and new to raising back yard chickens. I started in the middle of August of this year and I had 8 chicken. I had 1 rooster and the rest were suppose to be chicken. My rooster Pete, dies last Thursday. I am not real sure as to why I think he might have been bit by a copper head snake. I was giving him antibiotics but he ended up getting a respiratory infection I think. He put up a good fight, but I wasn't able to get him to eat anything. The only thing I was able to get in him was some water with the antibiotic in it. I used Tetroxy HCA-280 and I also treated all the chickens with Wazine 17 Chicken wormer just in case.
    I am not getting any eggs yet the first three I got were born in April and the other 5 I got at an auction so I am not sure as to how old they are but I think I might have 2 more rooster from the 5 I got at the action. One of my chickens started walking funny Wednesday and I am not sure as to why. She seems to be having a hard time placing her claw flat like she is babying it, and she isn't acting like her self. If anyone has any ideas as to why let me know
    I am married and I have 4 children, 3 of whom live with me along with my granddaughter. I am a full time student, and I work at Outback Steakhouse.
    I am looking forward to learning lots of stuff about chickens and getting to know some of you.
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC!

    Most chicks hatched in April will start laying sometime during this month or next, depending on breed.

    Post pictures of the possible roosters here or in the "What Breed or Gender is this?" forum, we may be able to help you confirm their sex.

    The injury could be a break, sprain, dislocation, slipped tendon, or possibly bumblefoot. I suggest doing a physical exam of the leg and foot. Before you examine your injured bird, carefully feel the body of one of your healthy birds, especially the hip, knee, and hock joints, so you'll have an easier time distinguishing abnormalities.
  3. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Christine, welcome to BYC!

    I'm sorry for the loss of your rooster. Post a complete description of the bird you're having a health issue with over on the emergencies & diseases forum...try to describe in detail what you are seeing and if you could include a pictures, that should help to get a diagnosis.

    Good luck to you!
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.

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