Hello from Belgium!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Helen21, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Helen21

    Helen21 Hatching

    Feb 3, 2016
    Hello! I can not describe how happy I am to have found other chicken enthusiasts! I could talk about them all day but I've noticed that, for some strange reason, people around me are not as interested... At the moment I have three wonderful chickens - Evelyn (brown), Katie and Rosie (white). They are all less than 2 years old. Katie and Rosie have been rescued from the death camps (aka factory farms), on two separate occasions - Katie in November and Rosie just few weeks ago. She's been HOME for 10 days now but still looking a bit battered. ...and she's got a watery diarrhoea... But she eats and drinks very well and seems to be enjoying her new life! Evelyn, my incredibly brave brown chicken started limping her right leg yesterday and today she's not her jolly self at all - very quiet and hardly moves around. Needless to say I'm worried sick... She did eat in the morning and layed an egg. I gave her a warm foot bath with turmeric in it (is that a good idea?) and a foot/leg massage with warm coconut oil... If she's not better by tomorrow we'll be going to the doctor. They bring so much joy but when when they're poorly it's heartbreaking... My purpose is to offer a loving home for rescued chickens and to give away the eggs to reduce demand for eggs from factory farms. (out of love for animals I don't eat any animal products myself).

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you have a poorly under the weather hen :hugs
    It is worrisome when they are not quite right. Please do drop by the emergencies injuries disease and cure section, here is the link ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures A good description and some pics would be great so other members can give you some advise. P
    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I hope your hen will be okay. Definitely post on our Emergency link that Yorkshire coop left with you and take advantage of our experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around 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. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us. Sorry about the foot problem but hopefully between BYC and your vet things will be put right soon.

    All the best
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock, so glad you joined us [​IMG]. Hope your hen will be alright. Do you think she may have bumble foot? You could put that in the search box and info will pop up. Thank you for rescuing the poor girls, you have saved them from the clutches of death.

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