Hi, I'm Kirsten! A first time chicken owner...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KirBear, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. KirBear

    KirBear In the Brooder

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    I have always loved chickens. When I was little I would help take care of my babysitter's and my grandparent's hens all the time. Now I'm older in charge of a small flock of my own!
    In May, 2019 we picked them up from IFA as chicks and they've been the best pets ever since.
    I have 6 chickens total, soon to be five because one of our roosters is bullying our hens too much. Even though I love him, he's got to go. There are 4 Rhode Island Reds, Apollo (the little bully), Tinker, Blue, and Hazel. We also have two Bantam Silkies, a rooster named Cow and a little yellow hen named Puffin.
    I've been using this website for a while now to just get general and more specific info about how to care for chickens. Like when my bantams were just chicks they became very very lethargic for two weeks. I found this website and gave them some antibiotics, and now they're happy and healthy!
    I decided to become a registered user because one of my chickens has a pretty bad wound, and I need to find out how to treat it best.
    I'm excited to be a part of this community. Best wishes to all you chicken parents!
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Raven steals Christmas

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  3. Eggscaping

    Eggscaping Enjoying Life!

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    Welcome to BackYardChickens! So glad to have you here in our wonderful community of friendly, helpful, knowledgeable people!
    Please...how did you happen to name a rooster..."Cow"?
     
  4. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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  5. KirBear

    KirBear In the Brooder

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    My sister wanted to name him, and I let her, unfortunately. It somehow suits him honestly. BB6BFBB1-8F3B-4014-9653-85305E47F54B.jpeg
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Raven steals Christmas

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  7. HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife Crowing

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    @KirBear - Well hello, and welcome to BYC! :welcome

    Love your chicken names- they are so cute! I am so glad you found BYC when searching for helpful information, and it's good you've decided to join. I hope folks can help you with the wound care (usually, first suggestions are always to find yourself a good veterinarian if you can, and have them evaluate).

    I hope you enjoy your time here, and just know folks are always really willing to help and know their stuff, so don't hesitate to ask any questions!

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  8. KirBear

    KirBear In the Brooder

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    You guys are all so kind, thank you! I have posted an article about the wound now, if you think you can help. So far being here has been great!
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Raven steals Christmas

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    I hope she is ok!
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your hen.
     

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