Hello from me and my 4-Her!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JillAndMaya, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. JillAndMaya

    JillAndMaya Out Of The Brooder

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    I was a member of BackYard Chickens several years ago when my oldest 2 kids were younger and had 4-H chickens. Now my youngest has caught the fever, even though we haven't had any poultry for 8 or 9 years. We currently have 2 Easter eggers and unfortunately one turned out to be a roo. He is overmating the hen, so she had to be separated temporarily. We are going to ask around in our 4-H club for a couple more hens, and may get a couple of ducks, too. I swear that will be all this time! ;)
     
  2. WillGriffin03

    WillGriffin03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck and hope the easter egger gets better!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, JillandMaya, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Glad you kids have been bitten by the chicken bug! Believe it or not, you might actually consider a chicken saddle for your over-mated hen. Here's a link that talks about them: https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=chicken+saddle
    And if you'd like to chat with some in-state poultry folks, find your state thread in the link below and say howdy: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
    Best of luck with chickens and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
  4. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Best of luck finding more hens and to your youngster with 4H!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome back to BYC [​IMG]
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under JillAndMaya [​IMG] Welcome Back!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome back Jill & Maya, we saved a good spot on the roost for you.
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. JillAndMaya

    JillAndMaya Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen has been wearing a chicken saddle, but it doesn't cover right where the wing meets the body. This is where he has pecked out or broken off her feathers. We will keep them separated until her feathers grow back or we get more hens. Oh crap, now I will need more saddles: well, thanks for the link!
    Jill
     
  10. RiverStorm

    RiverStorm Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice to meet you! Welcome to BYC
     

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