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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SCFarmMom, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. SCFarmMom

    SCFarmMom Hatching

    Feb 6, 2015
    South Carolina
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the site and pretty new to raising chickens. I am a mother of 2 (ages 12 and 8) and I grew up on a small farm in SC with various animals, including chickens but they were just free range/barn chickens.

    Last year at Easter we purchased a few chicks for our kids at Tractor Supply and built a small coop for the night and let them run free during the day. We enjoyed raising the chicks and sharing eggs so much that we ordered 25 RIR chicks directly from a hatchery this year and are buildings a new, bigger and nicer coop for our ladies.

    We received our chicks Monday 2/2, losing one in shipping, one has a bad eye and deformed beak and two have died overnight without explanation. Oh and 8 have had pasty butt. So this whole buying from the hatchery appraoch has been much different. I've had to research everything from chick eye injuries, chick antibotics, what pasty butt is and how to treat it. Each time I search online I end up on this site, so I decided to join because you folks seem to have an abundance of knowledge to share. I'm very happy to have found this site and look foward to learning from yalls experience and wisdom! :)
  2. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you are having problems with your chicks :hugs
    The learning centre has lots of excellent articles on the problems you are having, here is the link if you havnt already checked it out https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your chicks I hope they flourish for you. Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.
    Enjoy BYC :frow
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Raising chickens is a great experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined the "flock."[​IMG]

    I'm sorry that you're having some problems with your new chicks![​IMG] I hope the rest of them are okay and you don't have any more problems.
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined the BYC "flock!"

    Good luck with your birds!
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your losses, good luck with the rest of the chicks.

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