Hello from Sherwood, Oregon!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shesapip, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Shesapip

    Shesapip In the Brooder

    I'm so glad I've found people who understand me! My friends think I've gone chicken-crazy in six short weeks, but who wouldn't?
    Friendly, happy, feathered gals who love to give you eggs in return for chicken feed?! What a great bunch of critters!

    I want you to know that some of your posts help me save my Delaware, Honey, when she appeared deathly ill for some unknown reason. I watched her go from standing around in a daze in the morning to crawling into a nest box at noon to nearly unconscious in the nest box at two. Brought her in, syringe fed her, kept her in a clean dog crate, syringe-fed her more protein-powder/sugar water, then went out and got her grapes and high-protein grains (thistle seed, flax seed, cracked wheat).

    Next morning she was back to standing up in the crate, and after nursing her through the day (she was eating on her own by then!) I could tell her muscle tone had fully returned and her sassy chicken attitude had, too, so I let her roost with her peeps and she never looked back.

    As I look back, I think it was some respiratory thing, because she had a hoarse voice and at one point was breathing through her mouth (but not out of anxiety). Now Honey and I have a special bond and she loves to be picked up and held for her bonding moment of head stroking before going off and being a chicken.

    So thank you for your open, candid posts and I hope I can give back a little of what you've already given me!


  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] FROM CA!!!

  5. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Songster

    Sep 16, 2008
    [​IMG] From the NH seacoast.
  7. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Hi and welcome to you from over the Pond...waving frantically...
  8. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    [​IMG] Welcome. Glad your girl is doing well!

  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG], Holly!

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

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