Hello from Vancouver, WA!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by audreydc1983, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. audreydc1983

    audreydc1983 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, my name is Audrey, and I'm new to keeping chickens. I live in Vancouver, WA with my husband, dog, and 3 chickens (1 Australorp, 1, Columbian Wyandotte, and 1 buff Ameracauna). I used to have a pair of chickens (the Australorp and a RIR), but the RIR fell ill and died suddenly...on Thanksgiving, of all days. I am excited to learn more about chickens, so this doesn't happen again!
    Nice to meet you all!

    ~Audrey
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Audrey, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Best of luck with your birds!!
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Aww, sorry to hear about your RIR. Good luck with your birds in the future!
    I hope you find all the info you need here, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  5. audreydc1983

    audreydc1983 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, all! I talked to a veterinarian friend of mine, and she said that it was likely pneumonia. It's been cold and wet out here lately...I can see how that might have happened. I checked for a stuck or broken egg, but no luck - that Tuesday, she was a normal bird, but by Thursday afternoon, she'd passed away. [​IMG]
    She wasn't my favorite - but at least she was relatively tame. These new birds I've got - I had to cut their wings, because they both made a break for it![​IMG]
    I'm glad that I have an understanding neighbor, and a terrific husband that doesn't mind holding down a loud, angry chicken while I clip her flight feathers!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your loss!
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. John Lemley

    John Lemley New Egg

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    I have two questions. Last week our one-year-old bantum hen died suddenly. The previous day she was running in the yard like normal. In the morning she was sitting still on the floor of the chicken house. I picked her up and whitish liquid came from her anal opening. She died a few hours later. Do you have any idea what happened?

    We purchased 14 red ranger cornish chicks the middle of May. One has died each week. We only have 7 left now. The chick becomes lethargic, then pants for air and dies ina few days. What can I do to keep the rest alive?

    Thanks, John Lemley. [email protected]
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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