hi! i'm new here, from NJ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tarnigol, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. tarnigol

    tarnigol Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 10, 2009
    morristown ,
    hi, this forum is great!
    my husband bought me 3 silkies for my birthday. we picked them up yesterday.
    here is a pic of my 1 month old white hen.

    she is already so sweet and friendly ,and enjoyed her first bath and blowdry.

    the only thing is she keeps twitching her head. i didn't see any mites, and she did have a bath.
    everything else about her seems normal.
    could it be from a vitamin deficiency? or maybe poor living conditions?

    if anyone has any ideas on what it could be., let me know. thanks:)
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY

    Not sure about the shaking, I'm sure some of the more experienced BYCer's will help out
  3. tarnigol

    tarnigol Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 10, 2009
    morristown ,
    i just saw this questionare, so i guess i'll answer it.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    these are my first (the 3 silkies)

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    me- 3
    my husband - 4
    My husband takes care of our landlord's flock of white leghorns.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Me- silkies
    husband- rhode island reds
    Landlord- white leghorn hens, and an Americana rooster

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    now that i have chicks, i 've been doing alot of online research..

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I love love love horses! art, scrapbooking, photography

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    i have 3 kids, a dog, that absolutely loves my new chicks. he runs to the cage whenever they cheep. he sleeps next to them, and protects them. [​IMG]
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Is it only her that is shaking? Any other symptoms? Did the previous have good living conditions for them?
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009
  5. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and Welcome....I hope its that she's trying to get used to her fluffiness. She's very pretty.
  6. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and [​IMG]

    You're so lucky to have Silkies! I hope I can get some someday. Hope your little hen is okay...
  7. DragonFeathers

    DragonFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    [​IMG] from Maryland
  8. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2007
    St.Charles, QC
  9. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI
  10. Lil_Chickadee

    Lil_Chickadee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2009

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