Hi from WV- completely new to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ohsosleepy1, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. ohsosleepy1

    ohsosleepy1 New Egg

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    Hi! My name is Heather. We are completely new to raising chickens. My son cam home with a few days old chick at the start of June. We've since discovered its a Buttercup pullet. She started not doing so well this past weekend. Having a hard time figuring out what is wrong with her. The only noticable thing is that she has stopped opening her eyes. We have sperated her from the rest of the flock.

    A few weeks after Tagalong was brought home (that's what my son named her) we added a Barred Rock-Ruby, 2 sex links-Princess Tweet and Bird, a NH Red-Peaches, a turkey-Ralph and a peacock-Charlie. We also had a blue Silkie-Pippa but she died yesterday. Some how got stuck in the door of the coop. We were all very sad. They are all about the same age 4-6 week range.

    So our new adventure this spring/summer has been to plant a garden (not so easy a task up here on the top of a mountain) and raising chickens. Loving it so far.

    In addition to the chickens I have a husband Bob. Chickens were originally his idea and I was dragging my heals and our son just made the decision up for us. lol. We have 4 children, Mac, Kristin, Anna and Bobby. We also have a golden retriever named Hudson.

    Thank you for this forum. All the information is amazing!

    Heather
     
  2. usmchomesteader

    usmchomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome Heather....glad you joined:)
     
  3. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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  6. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Welcome to you and your family Heather [​IMG] I'm a native hillbilly...errr..mountaineer myself, but am now a hoosier. If you haven't yet, you might want to post in the emergencies section to get some feedback on your sick chicken - be sure to describe as much as possible about her condition.
     
  8. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

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  10. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Kentucky!!! [​IMG]
     

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