Hello! First time chicken owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickendays, May 29, 2011.

  1. chickendays

    chickendays In the Brooder

    May 29, 2011
    Twin Cities, MN
    Hello! I have been reading this site for years but just joined the forum tonight. Our family is VERY NEW to chickens. We just picked up our Red Star Hens (laying already) about 10 days ago. We are really enjoying them so far but trying to figure out why one hen just started looking sick on Saturday evening (lethargic and not eating much for close to 30 hours).

    We live in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. My husband is an IT Supervisor and I am blessed to be able to stay at home with our 7 children (ages 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 3 weeks old). We have a bichon/poodle mix named Daisy, russian tortoise named Rocky, holland lop named Marshmallow, 2 fire-bellied toads, 1 "regular" toad & our 3 new hens named Goldie, Henrietta & Sucunat.

    We are excited to learn from all of you! [​IMG]
  2. tedennis

    tedennis In the Brooder

    May 22, 2011
    NW Ohio
    [​IMG] WOW. You may be new to chickens but not to animals. Chickens will be a breeze compared to all those. Especially the children. [​IMG]

    Welcome from NW Ohio. Good luck with your ventures.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. I recommend you post in the emergency section about your Red Star. Include her age and as much info as you can. There could be several reasons why she's acting the way she is. Good luck.
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  6. JusticeFamilyFarm

    JusticeFamilyFarm Chirping

    May 27, 2011
    Southern California
    Welcome! Looks like you have your hands full! 7 kids is quite an achievement. Some days I'm ready to wave the white flag with my 2! [​IMG] I hope you figure out what's going on with your hen & get her feeling better soon.
  7. ams4776

    ams4776 Songster

    [​IMG]. From western pa. Hope she gets better soon for you
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Congrats on your hens & good luck [​IMG] Hope she gets to feeling better soon.
  9. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  10. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your sick bird.

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