Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hills0816, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Hills0816

    Hills0816 In the Brooder

    Hello we are new to BYC! We have seventeen 14 week old chickens. 5 brown rose comb leghorn, 5 buff Minorca, 5 black australorps, and 2 buff orpingtons! We love them and they are so much fun! We save them in a chicken tractor right now and let them out daily while we drink our coffee and watch them and dream of the life we have started! Not sure if we have a roo some seem to be but not sure. But I do have a concern. Today 2 started acting lethargic. They seem very sleepy and tails seem ragged. I'm not sure how the poo looks I haven't been able to see them but I did see there is poo in the pin with orange in it. We just switched to bigger feeder and waterer. The 2 that seen lethargic are a leghorn and a Minorca. They are not to interested in really hanging with the others. I don't think they have ever been vaccinated unless they do it when you order them usually. Please let me know more questions I should answer. Thanks so much love this place! I finally joined!
  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! You may want to post your sick bird symptoms over in the emergency/disease section to see if someone can assist you with a diagnosis.

    Sorry, I'm too new to this to be much help. However, you've come to the right place. Good luck!
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome back to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry about your sick ones. [​IMG]Definitely post in our emergency section for more help. Sounds like they could have coccidiosis. If they are in the tractor on the same ground continuously, they could be having trouble with cocci. If they are eating some very long grass, they could be getting impacted crops.

    I hope someone in the emergency section can help you. Mountain Peeps has left you with the link.
  5. Hills0816

    Hills0816 In the Brooder

    Thanks so much!
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Sorry about your two lethargic chickens. Definitely post on our Emergency section. You have some good laying breeds and should get lots of eggs from them. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed; very hardy, calm and gentle, and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your two chickens recover soon. Good luck.
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your birds are OK.
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hope people on the emergency thread will be able to diagnose the problem and advise what treatment protocol to follow

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