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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gr8outdoors, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Gr8outdoors

    Gr8outdoors New Egg

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    Hello there, I'm Cheryl. It's been about 2 years time that I've had backyard chickens. There a lot more to it than I thought. It's so worth it tho. I love my girls. Amber Whites. Just last week three of my 6 girls had to move on in there circle of life. Two were egg eaters ( The Red Queen said Off with their heads) sorry I love my girls and there eggs. The third girl was prolapsed. I'm a farm girl so yes I was raised playing with my food.
    So the otherday I picked up a few new fluff ball Rhode Island Red replacer chicks. One of them doesn't seem right. She's distress chirping all the time is less alert carries her wings in a "lazy" way ( not up close to her body like the otheres) and she's not wanting to eat.
    What do you Gals think?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Cheryl, glad you joined the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC- glad that you have joined us.

    Not sure what could be wrong with your chick, but vitamin supplements / electrolytes in their drinking water may help a little.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. Gr8outdoors

    Gr8outdoors New Egg

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  6. Gr8outdoors

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    One other gal said she might had made buddies with a chick back at the store. Probiotics/vitamins are wonderful. I try to make sure all the girls get them in there water. I hand fed the screamer chick for two days. Yesterday I noticed only quiet pleasant little Chirps I thought oh no she dead. When I looked in there she was happy as a lark with a full crop. She had a little pasty butt. I cleaned her up from that and she's doing good. So strange but I'm super glad she's happy now. My ears are glad too.
    Thank you for taking the time to help me out.
    Cheryl
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Glad to hear your little chirper is happier (and quieter) now.

    It's nice to have you here!
     
  8. Gr8outdoors

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    I'm glad were all here. Y'all have been quite a helpful resource.
     

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