Hi Im new from Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TreehuggerMo, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. TreehuggerMo

    TreehuggerMo Out Of The Brooder

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    My name is Mo (nickname that stuck with me since childhood) and I live in Missouri with my husband, my son (graduating HS this May then off to college), 3 dogs, 3 cats and whatever rescue I happen to have at the time. My 2 girls are already out on their own so what's a mom to do when faced with the last chick leaving the nest...... get new ones right??

    I have been reading/learning for the last few weeks and just got my first chicks tonight. We decided on Golden Laced Wyondotettes, Partridge Cochins and 2 silkies. Research gave us our direction breed wise, but the feed store got final say based on what stock they had on hand as well as our not wanting to wait a month for special ordering. We got the breeds we wanted if not the exact colors.

    I'm sure I will have tons of questions (like what is up with the poopy butts???) but for now think Im off to a fine start. Thanks for being here so we are not starting alone.

    Mo
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Those poopy butts (AKA pasty butts) need to be gently cleaned off with warm water, or the chick can become obstructed.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. TreehuggerMo

    TreehuggerMo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks..I did that with a warm, wet paper towel once I got them home then worried about getting the poor things too wet. Figured wet was better than stuck. Do they get that way often? Can it be prevented?[​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Mo, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Mo, welcome to BYC, and good luck with starting your flock.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first thing [​IMG]Hi [​IMG]

    you can put apple cider vinegar in their water tbsp. per gallon ... it really does the trick,make sure you keep them warm enough and if that doesn't help you can change the brand of starter mix ... good luck and if you need help just let someone know ... lots of info here ...
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     

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