Hi from Southern California - Billy McCloskey

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BillyMac, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. BillyMac

    BillyMac New Egg

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    Hi, All.

    My name is Billy, and my wife's name is Kristyn.

    We picked up 2 chickens to rid ourselves of a LOT of earwigs in our new garden around March, 2009, when we moved here. Fast forward - we now have 3 laying hens, a rooster, 5 medium chickens we hatched via incubator (3 roosters, 2 hens) and 7 x 1 month old chicks. I personally care for each and every chicken, and practically live in their coops - aka, My garage. :-D

    Anyway, nice to meet all the other people who regard chickens with some respect.

    I found this forum via blog text search a la google for the search term "reattach dislocated leg of chicken" - amazing.

    Anyway, just wanted to mention that I'm caring for a 1 month old chick that has had a dislocated leg (socket attaching to body) since around hatch. I pick it up and attempt to massage the joint into place, but the poor bird still has a gimpy leg. I've put it in its own cage, and have been caring for it, but with my bad back, it's becoming a burden.

    I read in another thread on this site about a sling - which I'm leaning towards, but I'd be happy to take any other suggestions.

    Thank you all in advance for the place to talk about chickens.

    Sincerely,
    Billy
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011
  2. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    sorry I can't offer much help with your chick.

    I had a roo with a bad knee joint by the time he was 6 months old and we had to cull him cause no matter what we did, it was hard for him to move around and caused him pain during the cold months.
     
  3. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your house!
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  4. BillyMac

    BillyMac New Egg

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    Quote:Thanks for the straight scoop. Take care.

    Billy
     
  5. BillyMac

    BillyMac New Egg

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    Quote:Hey, Amigo. Thanks for the nod. Have a great weekend.

    Billy
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG]
     
  7. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    [​IMG] from NY
     
  8. pooh731

    pooh731 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi from central cali. I can't help you because I 2 am new to raising chickens, but I have learned new things from all these nice people on this site.
     
  9. BillyMac

    BillyMac New Egg

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    Quote:Hi up there! :)
     
  10. BillyMac

    BillyMac New Egg

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    Quote:NY! Wow. thanks...
     

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