Hello from SoCal

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KingOfFools, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. KingOfFools

    KingOfFools Chillin' With My Peeps

    Been raising a handful of chickens in the Inland Empire area, and my wife and I are hooked. My stupid chickens are spoiled to death. We started with two white leghorns, two New Hampshires, and two Buff Orpingtons. One of the buffs got a broken leg before she even started laying. After trying splints and other things, it was just suffering and getting dehydrated so I had to kill my first chicken. Broke me up. Recently a plump, beautiful, egg-a-day NH, started acting strange. Within a few days she was dead. Her crop was swollen really bad, I noticed after. We have two silkies also, but they are just for fun. My queen bee is one of the white leghorns. She loves my attention and can get pretty jealous of the others if I pick them up or scratch them. (I know I'm ridiculous). Our other WL has been broody for a couple months and is dragging out a long molt so her laying days may be over. Going to wait till spring to decide what to do.

    Anyway, we are a Navy family and love chickens. Want to go pro when we retire now.
  2. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2012
    Chasing Chooks
    [​IMG] and have a happy 2015! Sorry for your losses [​IMG]and I wish you luck in the future. Enjoy your flock!
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2015
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for your time in service. Hope the losses are in the past and success stories in your future. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Thank you for your service to our country. I'm sorry about your losses. It always hurts to lose some of our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in retiring and raising chickens for a living.
  5. KingOfFools

    KingOfFools Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's to that! Well hopefully while on BYC I can learn what I did wrong and learn now before I try and have a big flock one day. Thank for the welcome.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    You're welcome.
  7. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] So glad you decided to join us.

    So sorry about your losses.
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

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