Hello from MT!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MrsBuff, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. MrsBuff

    MrsBuff New Egg

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    Hey there, we are first time chick parents amd just brought our first 5 chicks home this morning. Sadly, we are down to 4 (one wasnt looking so hot when we got her and she passed). We have one Buff Orpington and (now) 3 rhode island reds. Excited to learn amd gain advice from all of you!!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]Good luck with your remaining chicks, though! If you have any questions, we'll be happy to help.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your chick.[​IMG]I hope the others continue doing well!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about the lost chick :hugs Good luck with the other chicks!
     
  5. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Welcome
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock. Sorry for your loss - hope the others continue to do well.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.


    So sorry to hear of your loss![​IMG]
     
  8. MrsBuff

    MrsBuff New Egg

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    Is it possible they could have mereks so young? We lost anyother one last night the same way. Another RIR. Worried about my babies!
     
  9. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    So glad to have you join our community! Feel free to make yourself at home [​IMG]
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Sorry about the chicks :hugs you might want to post in the Emergencies forum also https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures Do you know how old the chicks are, what are you using for a heat source and are you using a thermometer to check the temperatures? ... and pictures of your brooder set up etc might help. Shipping stress is pretty common, it is not unusual for chicks to get chilled this time of year on the way to the store, and if the shipment is slow they can be underway for 2-3days. Be sure the other chicks are eating and drinking, you might still want to put Chick Saver or some sugar in their water (1tsp/quart) for a day or so. If they are babies they should be too young for Mareks (generally need to be at least 3-4 weeks old to show symptoms), nice article from the Learning Center on it https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-great-big-giant-mareks-disease-faq
     

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