Hi...newbie to the forum

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sallelou, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. sallelou

    sallelou New Egg

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    Hi I'm Salle

    I'm married with two children, we have a chicken and a cat, we did have a whippet/alsation dog who had diabetes, who sadly had to be put to sleep in march (old age), we also had 3 other chickens, 1 died of old age and the other 2 got taken by a fox, we managed to save the 1 we now still have.

    I also have an allotment and am trying to teach my children how to become more "green"

    I have a slight problem with the chicken we have...up to 2 weeks ago..even though the other chickens and the dog have gone...she was still laying eggs and was quite happy....now she has stopped laying and WONT come out of her coop?? not sure why? we have checked for mites and thoroughly cleaned her coop..she is ok with the cat (cat is scared of the chickens!) however there is a new cat in the house behind ours??
    I have to literally take her out of the coop to get her to drink any water or eat?
    She is also making a horrible squawking noise and fluffing up her feathers...am at a loss what to do now?

    Any advice would be great [​IMG]

    Btw...I hope you are all well and are having a good weekend?

    Thanks

    Salle
     
  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Chickens are very social creatures, and I've read that you should never have just one chicken. Is there a way for you to get a second chicken to keep the other one company? I don't know if that's what's going on with your chicken or not - but it's sure a possibility.
     
  3. countrychicken00

    countrychicken00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are animals that need company all the time.
    So more chickens are great.
    So glad you came too.
     
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Welcome to byc:welcome
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Welcome to BYC. Your hen is broody, she wants to be a mama.
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  9. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also... make sure there are no birds of prey nesting in overhanging or nearby trees... owls? hawks?...

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  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

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