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Hello from Manchester

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Spen, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Spen

    Spen New Egg

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    Hi Everyone

    I came here to look at plans for a coop and have been truely inspired by some of the members efforts! Im hoping to get 3 ex battery rescue hens soon so if anyone has any advice or tips regarding rescue hens please feel free...

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck and enjoy. :thumbsup
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  4. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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  5. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    hello and welcome to BYC from Rainy London

    nice to see you rescuing battery hens
     
  6. Highlander

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    I took in a few ex-batts a few years ago. They do need slightly different treatment from other chickens depending on what kind of state they are in. Extra protein, vits etc. And don't expect them to lay in the nestboxes straight away, you will find eggs all over the place for a while. It's very rewarding though, I wish you luck!
    Here is a thread I started when I took mine in: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/150705/thats-when-i-knew-new-august-pics
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. jayjay

    jayjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Not been a member long but am learning loads. Good luck with your hens.
     

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