Hi all, I'm a newbie!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by duncmelsmom, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. duncmelsmom

    duncmelsmom New Egg

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm a newbie to these parts. ;) We bought 15 chicks from My Pet Chicken in April. We're down to 12 due to 2 dying within a week of arrival, and 1 dying by a terrible accident.

    We have 3 Red Stars, 1 Rhode Island Red, 3 Barred Rock, 3 Black Australorps, and 2 Buff Orpingtons.

    My hubby has been around chickens in his youth, but I have never. It's so much fun! So far we're getting about 3 eggs a day. We've only been getting eggs for a few weeks.

    I have a question. Our chickens free-roam when we're home. They wandered too far Sunday. A neighbor saw a dog attack one of the Buffs. We saw feathers everywhere, but couldn't find the chicken. Lo and behold, she reappeared Tuesday morning with no tail.

    We put her in the coop, but my son said the other chickens had her cornered. Last night we decided to put her in a dog crate, so the other girls won't pick on her. Is this the right thing to do? Should we isolate her or are we making the situation worse for her. Will the others gang up on her?

    Your opinions are greatly appreciated!!

    I'm attaching a pic of our coop! I'm proud of my hubby. It's an 8' x 8' x 8' coop.


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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    :frow [​IMG] Aww I think it is a good idea to isolate her in a crate until she feels better. Then reintroduce her slowly into the flock.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I would defiantly keep her separated so the other chickens don't further the injuries.
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Sallysec

    Sallysec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful job building a coop, can I ask what breeds died from your shipment? I am awaiting a shipment from MPC myself.
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Sounds like you've received some pretty good advice. Good luck to you!!
     
  10. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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