Hello! New to raising chickens..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KatJavM, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. KatJavM

    KatJavM New Egg

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    Hello, my name is Kathy and I am new to raising chickens and I have lots of questions and concerns. We have 5 roosters and 4 hens , and have 6 stalls for horses. I love being outside and enjoying the beautiful weather we have here in Arizona. I want to start having my own homegrown eggs. Any help on feeding and anything that goes along with my chickens laying eggs would be helpful !! [​IMG]

    I do have one concern right now , I have one hen that keeps flipping herself over and when she is upright sh walks like she is drunk or something. Can anyone give me any info on this ? also are there home remedies to help her , because the local vet wants a few wings and legs to pay for a visit.. [​IMG]

    Thank you !!
     
  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I would recommend either getting more hens or separating out 4 of the roosters from your hens, a good ratio is 1 rooster to 10 hens. Any more than that the hens run the risk of injury/over breeding/feather loss. Regarding the other question I would post in the Emergencies section with as much detail as possible, here is the link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures good luck to you! :)
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with Liz 100%
     

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