Hi !!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Greylingling, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Greylingling

    Greylingling New Egg

    Jul 2, 2016
    I am excited about joining!! I look forward to learning more about chickens.
    I had a disabled chicken named Charlie years ago. She was a school hatching and one of her legs was on backwards. She also had a lot of problems with becoming egg bound and eventually developed an ovarian cyst. I took her to an avian specialist and she had surgery but did not live long after that. She was very special to me!!
    I now had a baby chick that I bought from a local farm supply store. They call him/her a meat chicken. I stood and watched her in her pen at the store. The other chicks were eating her alive. I asked 5 different employees in a 45 minute period to please remove her. They said ok and walked away and never came back. I finally could not take it any longer. She was a bloody mess and the other chick were pulling off her flesh and eating her. Even though the sign said no one was to open the pens I finally reached inside and removed her and took her to the register and bought her. I have not regret it one bit. She is a real joy!! I have named her Lane!!
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I hope poor little Lane has recovered from her ordeal and is doing better now.
  3. chickenslave2

    chickenslave2 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2016
    Welcome! Glad you could join us! Hope Lane gets better! It is sad when something so joyful gets picked on.
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Lane has been very lucky to have found you and I wish you the very best of luck with her in the future. Have you checked out our learning centre? Lots of super articles there that I'm sure you will find most helpful. ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck and enjoy your time here on BYC
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens - thank you for rescuing the chick. It's a crime that the feed etc. stores are allowed to sell live birds. It's obvious most of the employees couldn't care a bit about them and don't know chickens from bricks.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    Mar 1, 2015
    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!!

    That's terrible! I'm so glad you rescued her, though. :)
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2016
  8. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi and [​IMG] It is so nice that you rescued little Lane! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]

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