Hello - new here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mitchkin, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. mitchkin

    mitchkin New Egg

    Mar 24, 2017
    Hi i've had a few backyard hens for 3-4 years now. Not sure why i didn't join here sooner!

    Currently have 5 ladies - leghorn, copper black, columbine, light sussex and blue haze. In UK so i guess some of those might be different to type if chickens US memvers have???

    Having problens recently trting to find a vet who can help with chickens without resorting to farm vets high prices and anti pet attitudes. My leghorn seems to have vent glee i just can't get it to go away completely and my coper black seems to be getting more and more skinny. Can't locate any crop issues. All have recently had a course of antibiotics and worming just in case. No mites. Definately getting eggs from both leghorn and copperblack almost daily.

    Anything else i can do or check before i get a vet here? Just worried vet may want to kill any hen not seeming 100% healthy as they won't recognise them as pets. I'm in north and backyard chickens are uncommon here.

    Good to meet everyone - sorry to ask for help straight away and thank you in advance to amy who read this!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. mitchkin

    mitchkin New Egg

    Mar 24, 2017
    Thanks forbsuch a quick response i will check out both links - thank you
  4. vachick15

    vachick15 Chicken Obsessed

    Welcome to BYC! You have some links from CTKen already, so I'll just say, I hope you like it here!
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope the links you've been given are helpful. Thanks for joining us!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, mitchkin, and [​IMG]! It's great to have you aboard! Happy you found BYC - it truly is an awesome resource! Best wishes and thanks for joining us!
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to our wonderful forum! I am so glad you joined Backyard Chickens, I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under mitchkin [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you and your flock all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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