Hello from Stanford

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by danslow, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. danslow

    danslow New Egg

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    (1) Hi, I have had chickens my whole life, but me and my fellow Stanford students got a coop at our co-op last Spring.

    (2) We have 6 chickens.

    (3) I'm not sure... 1 Black, 3 probably golden buffs, and 3 with 'fros.

    (4) My mom suggested I post on BYC.com. Got great resources to help a bullied hen.

    (5) Going to Stanford!

    (6) Back home we've had chickens/ducks since I was 4.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    If you are wondering what breeds you have, you can post pics in our What Breed and Gender section of the forums for more help....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    As for bullies, make sure to introduce new birds from behind a cage or wire for several weeks. The see but don't touch method. This helps to reduce aggression when mixing in a month later. Always add extra food and water stations as the original flock is going to want to guard these areas and starve out the new birds.

    Always separate injured bird and apply some sort of ointment. Depending on how severe, blu-kote is a wonderful antiseptic to use as it will help to prevent infection and cover the wound so the others don't pick on the injured bird.

    For more help you can post this question in our Managing Your Flock section....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/2/managing-your-flock

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Wish we could take a crack at what breeds you have - sometimes one or two of the greeters get them all right. Pictures would be nice, hint!
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you joined the flock. Great advice there from TwoCrows for you. Good luck with your flock in the future :frow
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    TwoCrows has given you some good advice already!

    Good luck with your birds!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I you would like your breeds identified, you can post some pics for us and let us take a look at them. Also, you can post on our What Breed or Gender is This? link that TwoCrows left you with and let our experts there take a look at them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    You've been given some good advice already. Good luck with your birds!
     
  9. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] We're glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     

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