"Hi from Queensland Australia"

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sarah-Emily, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Sarah-Emily

    Sarah-Emily Just Hatched

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    Hi All, I have often noticed you popping up through out my Facebook Feed, and have finally decided to have a look around and read on what everyone else does to give their chickens a great life. I myself own a half dozen pekins, for pets mainly and breed when people are asking for chickens, and for egg supply I do use the pekins, but for larger eggs I have light Sussex. I have had coronations and speckled sussex, but apparently despite my best efforts they struggle with our 38+ temps throughout summer, so I re homed, what I did not loose to heat. I approach all my animals care with a holistic lifestyle approach, prevention the key to health not treating when ill health occurs, but do have chemicals which on the odd occasion are a fall back, usually I pass along to someone else, as the expiry comes up prior to the item being used up. I am happy to say this is more of an occurrence as my experience and knowledge in preventative measures has improved.

    I also breed geese and ducks, and goats. But live on a beef cattle property so my days are never dull or boring.

    I look forward to learning more, and build to what I have already learnt. And hope I can share my own knowledge with others for their benefits.
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    Cheers Sarah
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Sarah. Byc has a large Aussie community - the more, the merrier and "Australia, six states and one funny little island," thread in case you get homesick.
     
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello Sarah, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Interesting your Speckled Sussex did not tolerate the heat well, I have 85-90 temperatures and my Speckled's' fared just fine. You use the same approach as me when treating chickens. Though I did get too lax recently and now I am dealing with a lice out break. *sigh. But I am treating it naturally and not about to give up either! Do you use essential oils on your chickens? I hope you enjoy BYC. Oh, and you might like this thread:https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/729605/the-natural-chicken-keeping-thread-ots-welcome
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Sarah, and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us and thanks for your introduction. I'm sure that we will benefit from your input and I hope that you also learn the odd thing along the way.

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    That's a good method of keeping birds... natural when possible and chemical when necessary.
     
  6. Sarah-Emily

    Sarah-Emily Just Hatched

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    Thank You all, I do hope to learn things I have not heard of. Yes, its something I can not comprehend but I had a professional check over a few and heat stroke was cause to their death, very odd. But anyhow I love my light sussex always happy and easy going bird. I use oils I get from DoTerra I was signed up by a relative a while ago, but by chance with my goats went to looking into using the oils and combinations of oils for the animals.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello, Sarah, and :welcome. Great to have you in our community! Sounds like you have a busy farm! And I love your approach to raising animals. Best wishes to you and the success of your farm! :)
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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