HI from NC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickieChris, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. ChickieChris

    ChickieChris Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new here and new to raising chickens. I just picked up my chicks on Monday. Six of them. 1 Barred Rock, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Easter Egger, 1 Delaware and 2 Delacuana's. They were 1 week old as of Tuesday. Supposedly they are all hens, but we will see. I have been a nervous mama since picking them up and have been checking them and the temp in the coop constantly. I thought raising chicks would be a piece of cake, but I am realizing just how much I don't know. Which is why I have joined this community. Hopefully I will gain a lot of information from reading about all of your chickens.
    So far all of my babies are doing well. I have one that we nicked her little leg when we cut off the band and it bled a little so we cleaned it and sprayed some antibacterial/germicide stuff on it and have her isolated for a few days to keep the others from pecking at it and we have another that looked like she was having problems pooping yesterday and her vent (is that what it is called) looked swollen but not bloody. The other chicks aren't bothering her by pecking at it and she was eating and drinking so I cleaned her up as best I could and this morning when I looked at her it looked a lot better (almost back to normal).
    That's it about me and mine for now. I will try to post some pictures at some point.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! So glad to have you aboard! [​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, ChickieChris, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you aboard!
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Please keep an eye on the chicks as well as the others, pasty butt can prevent them from eliminating and they can die. Be certain their vents are not plugged up with poo,
     
  9. chicfriendly5

    chicfriendly5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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