Hello from CA foothills

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lay Coop, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Lay Coop

    Lay Coop New Egg

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    Greetings Everybody! I have already gotten loads of information off your website to help with the new chickens. Thanks everybody for sharing their knowledge and experience.

    We were given a couple of chicks from a friend (RIR and ?) & Julz went out and bought some more and immediately broke the rule about integrating the two flocks. The mystery chick from my friend got sick after a day with the new chicks, lethargic and labored breathing. We separated her and monitored her intake and waste. After 24 hours, she progressively got worse to the point of laying on her side. Told the kids she probably wont be around in the morning, they said good bye and went to bed. Later that night I looked in and she was standing up. By the morning, the chicken water was gone and the feed was disturbed, and waste on the paper towels. Positive signs. She has gotten better and after another couple days, we supervised some outside play and all seemed well. The final night before putting her back with the others, she was so noisy, chirping and flapping. That morning we put her back and now is ruling to roost.

    Thanks again,
    Clayton

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  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Good to hear your chick is better. Mine get that all the time. I have no idea what it is.
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    glad your chick pulled thru.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Clayton, and [​IMG]! Pleased you found our community and signed up! Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  8. weimarmama

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]glad to hear she bounced back - sure the kids are thrilled.
     
  10. 1muttsfan

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