Hello from Womelsdorf Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Coconut Nugget, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Coconut Nugget

    Coconut Nugget Out Of The Brooder

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    HI everyone -

    I have been on this site doing my research for months, but never signed up. I find all the info here so helpful for me and my new Chicken owning journey.

    In June 2012 I adopted 4 Silikie Chicks - 1 Partridge, Black, White and Grey. Names - Coconut, General Tso, Molly and Nugget.

    I absolutely love my chickens and they are all spoiled rotten - I am a HUGE pet lover with 3 dogs, 5 cats and 2 hamsters - oh and lots of fish as well.

    Each of us in my family picked our our own chick. Turns out 3 are Roosters and only 1 is a Hen (Nugget) who happens to be mine. So my daughters white silkie named Molly is now Mr. Molly - lol.

    My 3 roosters seem to get along fine, for now, and I have not seen any fighting among them. Nugget is currently in my kitchen in a cage due to her getting Coccidiosis after being diagnosed at a vet visit when I noticed her not feeling good. Taking a chicken to the vet was probably one of the strangest things I have even done.

    She is doing ok, much better since she has been on medicine and is a lot more alert than when I brought her in. She is still not out of the woods because I have to make sure she eats and drinks since I have not seen her eat on her own yet. I will not put her back out until I see she is eating on her own.

    So that is my story - OH and I am looking to obviously add more hens to my crew - I do not want too many and I know the ratio should be about 10 hens to 1 rooster, but I want to try adding in another 3 for now and see how it goes. If I get eggs that is a bonus, but I love them as pets more than a food source. So if anyone is local to me and wants to sell or get rid of a few hens let me know.

    I look forward to chatting with other chicken lovers out there!!!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your sick chicken! Have you medicated the others as a preventative? You can get medicated chicks starter that helps prevent coccidiosis and a little Apple Cider Vinegar in their drink water also helps prevent it. Best of luck with your 3 roosters. Hopefully they'll stay friends [​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, Coconut Nugget, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock. Really interesting group of birds you have there - good luck to you!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello, and Welcome to BYC!
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  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     

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