Hello from Vancouver Wa

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rdtrbl, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. rdtrbl

    rdtrbl New Egg

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    Hi there. I'm new to the chicken world. I've had my ladies for a couple months now. I just rescued 3 more last week so were up to 9. I have enjoyed reading these forums so I thought I would join as I have a few questions. This is such a great recourse!!!
     
  2. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site!

    It's best to quarantine new birds for at least 30 days before adding them to the existing flock. Check out the Learning Center for a ton more info :) Good luck!
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. LUVMYCHIKAS

    LUVMYCHIKAS Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi and welcome from the Eastern Shore of MD! Glad to have ya here!
     
  7. rdtrbl

    rdtrbl New Egg

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    I wasn't able to quarantine as I'm not set up for that and these birds had gone days without food or water. They did not have adequate living conditions and their owners parted ways they were left with the ex husband who didnt care for them. It was one of those desperate situations, they needed to be gone, and I didn't have time to set up a new living situation. I checked them over for mites and fleas and overall health. They looked great. They did get a little poultry dust for good measure since we just got over mites. I put them in the run and locked the rest of the girls out of the run only giving them access to the outer coop with the nesting boxes. I put them all together late that night. They all get along fantastic. I won't be adding new birds again for a long time.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad it worked out for you
     
  9. rdtrbl

    rdtrbl New Egg

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    Thanks. I was a bit worried that they wouldn't be accepted or they might have health issues. Now hopefully they will start laying. They weren't when I got them. So hopefully more than adequate living conditions will encourage them to start, that and they learn that the coop is where they sleep and vegetable scraps are awesome. These poor birds were a little deprived. :(
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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