Hi From Tasmania, Australia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vills, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. vills

    vills In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2018
    Hi all

    Grateful and excited to be able to join this forum and community.

    I have acquired four hens, which I suspect are Speckled Sussex and around 18 weeks old. and it's my first time being a backyard chicken owner.

    It's winter here, so cold, muddy and very wet. Hope you can all help with few queries and requests for information and advise as they come up. And I hope to be able to do the same for others once I've learned from you all.

    Hoping to find other fellow Aussies here also, as I understand medication etc is labelled different here or sells different types of meds.
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    approx 4 weeks ago
    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Not sure, suspect Sussex breed or hybrid
    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    searching on the net
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    gardening and travelling
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Live with one other person. And recently moved to Tasmania, so getting used to the cold wet winter weather.
    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
    Found it by accident about a week ago whilst searching coccidiosis and chicken poops.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40, 18 clear, 3 quit, 19 babies!

    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!
    Where you able to clear up the coccidiosis ok?

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:

    Coop Ideas:
    Chicken Coops

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  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
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  4. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Hug a friend today.

    May 8, 2017
    Southern Virginia
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join us. Lots of great info and fun people to chat with. Lots of coop builds too. Enjoy!
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  5. vills

    vills In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2018
    Hey KikisGirls
    Just posted question about it on the diseases and emergencies section...after weeks still don't know if it is coccidiosis or something else...which I hope someone might have ideas about... nothing like experience I say. Vets no help here really...only experienced chicken owners seem to be most helpful. Being a carer is indeed a challenge in the world of feathers. Happy to have joined the family of flock carers! :)
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40, 18 clear, 3 quit, 19 babies!

    I just saw it and responded there. Thanks for letting me know.;)
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  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Upstate NY
    Howdy! :frow We are thrilled that you decided to join the roost! Have a FUNomenal time with your new flock!!!!!!
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do :celebrate
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  9. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

    Nov 5, 2017
    Vills :welcome
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  10. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC

    On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping birds - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archives

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/website-announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3/?prefix_id=3

    You can use this link to contact members in your area -
    Best wishes

    Pork Pie

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