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Hello from Sunderland UK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Carolinecarrots, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Carolinecarrots

    Carolinecarrots New Egg

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    Hello everyone, good to meet you all! We started out with 3 girls almost 3 years ago. Sadly we lost Gladys in November due to a heart condition and then Olive a few weeks back due to a crop condition. Pearl was left sad and lonely so we thought we would introduce some new friends for her. Our sweet little Pearl turned into psycho-chick overnight. The 3 new girls; Hetty, Flo and Nora are left in no uncertain terms as to who is boss hen. Pearl is strutting her stuff around the garden, chasing after them and neck pecking. Only Hetty is brave enough to jump onto one of the perches at night.
    I know they will eventually come to some arrangement, but I do have one concern... Flo looks like she may have a problem with her eyes. I don't think it is an illness but perhaps it is a disability. She keeps closing her eyes and not her third eyelid... it is the bottom eyelid. She can be walking across the garden and she just stops and closes her eyes. She doesn't seem to have a problem seeing as she is feeding well and keeping out of Pearl's way. I rang the place we bought her from and he said he would be happy to swap her!!! No way, she is one of the family now.
    Has anyone come across this eye thing before?
    Thanks all
    Caroline
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Caroline, welcome to BYC. Not quite certain about the 'eye thing', but hope that it soon resolves.
     
  3. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the forum![​IMG]
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Caroline from another northerner marooned in Kenya - welcome to BYC [​IMG] Maybe you could post this question on "emergencies, diseases, injuries etc" - you may be more likely to get some help. In the meantime, you may wish to join the UK thread to meet up with BYC members in your area "UK members say hi" i think is the thread.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Caroline from Yorkshire UK

    Glad you could join the flock! As CT said you might like to pop by the emergencies section for help with Flo's eye problem. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Please do pop by the UK thread, the link is in my signature. We have some from up your way on there. Wishing you the very best of luck in getting harmony restored once more.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe she was injured by your Alpha hen. Do you have a vet that would see her?
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
     

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