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Hi from Dallas, Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by clarissa317, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. clarissa317

    clarissa317 New Egg

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    Hello everyone, I'm Clarissa and just found out about backyardchickens when I was looking for coop ideas. I've never owned chickens before so these 3 new chicks will be my test dummies. Just kidding. Anyway, I've always wanted chickens but just never committed to buying and raising any until I found a baby chick wandering around my neighborhood. I live close to some small farms so there's no telling which one it came from but decided to keep it. He/she looks to be a Barred Rock. I decided to get it another chick so it wouldn't be lonely and came home with 2 chicks. Although I probably went to a bad feed store to buy them because one seems to have already been unhealthy before I bought it and didn't noticed til I got home.

    (I started a thread if anyone could help me with dosing Duramycin to my chicks with a few questions, plz read and answer if you can. Or just give advice [​IMG])

    Anyway, one chick is an Ameraucana and not sure about the other. I'm waiting for her to get older so I can compare to online pictures of the breeds. All three chicks are about 3 (or 4) to 5 (or 6) weeks old.

    I'm learning about chickens along with my Lab Stinky (yes, my dog's name is Stinky.) He wasn't raised to retrieving birds but he's got the drive in him so we're practicing on calming down when around the chicks. I can't trust him with them lose right now *hehe* but it's natural to him so I'm being cautious and patient. If you take a look at my only picture on here, he's photobombing my chicks. I'm a college student so I don't do much but go to class, work and go biking with Stinky. Well, I guess that's enough of an introduction for yall for now [​IMG]
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] You could post in detail on the "Emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread - more experienced people monitor that site and should be able to give you better advice.
     
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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and a belated [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and a belated [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!
     

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