Hello from central Florida.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pcjunkie7, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. pcjunkie7

    pcjunkie7 New Egg

    Jun 22, 2011
    Hey everyone.

    We have had our 3 baby australorps for just over 4 weeks now. The feed store did not sell us the starter feed they should have or told us about the medicated option so I didn't know until I went and asked today. One of the chickens is noticeably smaller than the other two and has started a sort of squawk while jerking her neck to the side. I'm not sure if I'm describing properly, but that is the best I can do. She seems to be eating and drinking ok, but she is the only one making this weird squawking sound so I thought maybe she was sick. We have kept them in our house in air conditioning around 76-77 degrees, but have taken them out to run around the yard a bit over the last week or so. I am still building a coop for them with a run and almost done. Hopefully someone can give me a hint as to what I should do or just wait and see. Thanks [​IMG]
  2. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
    Hullo! [​IMG] [​IMG] from Australia!
    I think you'll get a lot more responses if you post this in the section about Raising Chicks - I for one don't know much about chickens themselves (I'm still learnin', despite having had the things for three years [​IMG]) so I just hang around here doing the greeting [​IMG]

    I really hope she'll be okay though. Maybe she's getting picked on. [​IMG] Just a thought. Three's a weird number, one's always being left out. That's the way with ours: one of the birds is sick so she doesn't socialise with the others, which leaves three. Gets pretty violent at times [​IMG]
    Anyhow, hope to see you more around the forum [​IMG]
  3. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Welcome to BYC and the wild, wonderful world of chickens!!!! So sorry your feed store didn't know how to advise you. Keep reading here and asking questions, you'll learn very fast what to do. The squawker might be a cockerel trying out his crow. I know when my silkie males start to crow they make funny contortions with their necks and the weirdest little strangled honking sounds! I guess it's like teenage boys when their voices start to change.

    P.S. You have only THREE?????? Get thee to a swap and get some more!!!!!!
  4. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011

    Oh, sometimes any more and what'll we do with all the eggs? [​IMG]
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas-size [​IMG]

  10. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Welsh, LA
    Hello [​IMG]

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