Hi there

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Benshens101, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Benshens101

    Benshens101 New Egg

    Apr 13, 2016
    We live in Auckland NZ and we now have 16 chickens ( known by friends as the crazy chicken lady !!)
    We started with 4 day old shavers for my son's school Ag day and adopted 2 eggs that hatched, followed soon by Henny Penny who ran out in front of my car so I took him/her home. Then came my special 6 year olds Christmas request of an incubator that he used finally to hatch 6 more chickens , closely followed by 3 more shavers from someone selling their chickens off.
    The chickens all belong to my 6 year old Autistic son and he loves them all so much. He looks after them and talks to them everyday, he cleans them out and collects the eggs which he sells to raise money for his dream 50cc motor cross bike :)
    We have lots of questions but this is the most pressing-
    One of the baby chicks seems very small and doesn't seem to be like the others , she panics and runs around heaps. She won't eat unless I take her to the food and she holds head twisted sometimes and squalks a lot.
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions .
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    Welcome to BYC. I have no suggestions other than posting a picture of the chick may help another member identify the problem and have some ideas for you. Ladymith Wisconsin.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    I think the best place to post your question is the "emergencies, diseases, injuries and cures" thread. Pending expert advice, i'd suggest starting the flock on vitamin supplements / electrolytes.

    Sorry, theres also an active thread about chickens and autism - maybe just type "autism" in the search box and see what pops up.

    All the best
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2016
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    Welcome to BYC! :frow
  5. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2016
    Cumbria, UK
  6. kybyxbee

    kybyxbee Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2012
    Near Owensboro Kentucky
    Welcome, hope you find your answer for the baby chick.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Without seeing her, I would imagine she is cold and that is why she is making such a racket. If she is a very young chick, she needs a heat lamp over part of her area (box, whatever) so she can go from the warm side to cool side - whichever feels best to her. If she holds her neck twisted she may have "wry neck." It would help a great deal if we could see photos of her. Sometimes folks even put up videos - so we can see how the chick acts, walks, etc.
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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