Aug 6, 2016
Hello! I am very new to the chicken world and wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. In the last week I acquired my first set of chicks and currently have 5. I guess you could I say I rescued them as I purchased them at a flea market from a person who was not really taking care of them and only had an interest in making money off them. I have always wanted chickens and it was a plan for the future but I just couldnt walk away from those babies. With that being said I really dont know their breed and one has mangled feet that I'm trying to correct.

Outside of my new found love for chickens I have always been an animal lover and spent 10 years working in animal hospitals and rescues. For the past two years I have been working as an Advocate in a domestic violence and sexual assault program. I guess it'd be safe to say that my passion is in helping others.

I'm excited to have found this group because there seems to be a plethora pf knowledge and I need all of the help I can get!
Greetings from Kansas, Maria143, and :welcome. Great that you joined our flock. I also applaud your work with animal rescue and now domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Not enough people advocating in that area.
As to your chickens, as a newbie you might spend some time reading in the Learning Center here
https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center It is loaded with great information and you'll be a seasoned pro in no time. Best wishes!
Welcome to BYC!!!!
I hope you find everything you're looking for! If you have any questions, just pm me!

I used to rescue and foster dogs. Loved it. Got a bit too old for it. Wish I could still do it. I have my three of my own now though.

Glad you rescued those poor babies. I use black electric tape to fix my chicks feet and toes. I hope they are still pretty young, they do better the younger they are.

I round the corners off.
Hi Maria and welcome to our community. The resources and helpful members make this site one of the best. Please make yourself at home here with us.

Best wishes

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