Hi from New -Zealand

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sue17, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Sue17

    Sue17 New Egg

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    Hi, We have kept chickens for the nearly two years now. We recently have had the experience of raising chicks, which our family has enjoyed. One little one however, is a challenge and we are all rather attached to it now, as we spend so much time with it. I am hoping to get some advice on how to proceed with her care and to gain more knowledge from other chicken lovers about all aspects of chicken care.
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] What is wrong with your little one?
     
  3. San

    San Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and welcome, hope your litlle one is feeling well soon, wondering what's wrong with it?
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  5. Sue17

    Sue17 New Egg

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    Hi,
    I am not exactly sure what is wrong with it and have posted the full story on the emergencies/diseases page...... The chicken is now almost 6 wks old is very small, compared to the others and very unsteady on its feet, eats slowly, then nods off and hasn't been thriving. Its feet/legs seem weak and it spends a lot of time sitting. Everyday it comes in the house for extra feeding and it seems to be getting stronger. I am doing little leg exercises with it (worth a try) It doesn't resist and will lay on its side and sleep in my hand - which I realize is not normal behavior and all of it is concerning.
    Tonight my partner noted, how much better it was even since yesterday, as it walked around for most of the time I had it in the feeding box, locating food. Yesterday it mostly sat. I have considered having it put down, as I'm not sure how bright its future will be, however it is a determined wee thing and whilst its will is strong I/we will keep doing what we are doing. Any advice/ ideas are welcomed.
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio......so glad you joined BYC. Hope you find some answers for your little one
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. So very glad that you have joined with us.
     
  8. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!!
     

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