Hi All! Really looking forward to talking to all the friendly people on Back Yard Chickens! I'm new to this and have learned so much! I got my first babies the end of April 2015. I went back and forth over whether to get chickens or not and finally broke down and got some. I've never regretted it! Every day I look forward to coming home to see how many eggs my ladies have given me! I already had a couple sick chickens and thanks to all the posts on here I found out what was going on and what to do. One was a hen swollen lobe and congested. I had to hand feed her and used Tylan 50 and she recovered and was back to laying eggs in about a month. The other was all the sudden one day one of my roosters couldn't walk. After investigating I was pretty sure he had a vitamin deficiency. I started scrambling up eggs and putting vitamins in them and within a couple weeks he was fine. Haven't had any problems in awhile. I was told by someone else that if it had been theirs they would have just put them down. I couldn't do it... if I could save them I was going to try. I absolutely love my chickens. I have 14 different breeds and love all the different colors of eggs I get. I'm learning things all the time and look forward to interacting with all of you!