Hi from Hood River Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gregorypeck, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. gregorypeck

    gregorypeck New Egg

    Sep 4, 2010
    I have 18 hens 15 of which are about to be two years old and three that are about 15 months. The flock make up is 5 Australorps, 4 Golden Sex Links, 4 Black Sex Links, 4 Rhode Island Reds and one Barred Rock. I came across BYC via friends with chickens and various internet searches. My partner and I operate a B&B and when we got tired of buying psuedo "free range/organic eggs for $5 a dozen we decided to try to raise our own. So far so good, except this summer I had an infestation of Northern Fowl mites that I am still dealing with in terms of the skin rashes. Yesterday, one of my Black Sex Links showed signs of distress. Her symptoms includes a gasping wheezing gesture and a rumbling in her tummy. I am wondering if this is Sour Crop. That is the issue that prompted me to sign up. I look forward to any help and advice I can get.
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
  3. gregorypeck

    gregorypeck New Egg

    Sep 4, 2010
    Thanks and I agree that real men can cook. My favorite pastime.
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Welcome to the Greatest Community! [​IMG]
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] from Tucson! Sorry to hear about the mites, they sound terrible.
  6. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Welcome from Banks, OR!

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