Hello from Manitoulin Island

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Coven House, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Coven House

    Coven House New Egg

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    Hello,
    I purchased 50 chicks with a friend. We lost 2 the first few hours, by drowning in the water thingy (that was not suppose to allow any drownings) then, steamed some by not venting well, having to do cpr on 25, and a handy hair blower, dried and warmed up the little gals.
    Later, once again they got all wet, and had to do cpr once again, and dry them off. Our friend took 25, well 26, and put a dish of water in my bin, and accidentally set it on 1, and then 2 more drowned. My hubby had to warm and fluff the 21 left. Our friend took his away, and mine have done well. We put them in their brand new pen a few days ago, and they are having fun, and growing.
    Any suggestions are welcomed, as we are very new to this, wanting to raise them organically. They are layer/meat birds.

    Our friend gave us 2 full grown hens, and two roosters, however that has not gone very well.
    Brightest of Blessings,
    Coven House
     
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  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    Sorry to hear that things haven't gone so well at the start! Some people use hanging waterers so the chicks can't climb in. Good luck with the ones that you still have. :)
    Are you going to free range your chickens? The eggs are fantastic that way! I don't know much about meat birds, but you can ask around, there's a section on the forum for that.

    Enjoy the site, and see you round. :frow
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    My goodness sounds like you are having quite an adventure!
     
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    What a piece of bad luck! Sorry to hear that. It sounds like your waterer was too deep. Try replacing it with a shallower one. [​IMG]

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...glad you joined us
     
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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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  10. Coven House

    Coven House New Egg

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    Yes, we are planning to free range. They will have free roam on our property, and be called in at night. We got them for meat and layers, however, having worked on them, to revive them, I'm not sure if my husband will have the heart to kill them. Myself, I'm trying to be a vegan.
    Thank you for your time on the posts, I really appreciate any advice you could provide.
     

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