I am New with Chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by happyssunny, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. happyssunny

    happyssunny In the Brooder

    Hi everyone,
    I am new with chicken, I've got 3 baby chicken to start with two month ago,
    they are growing very very pretty.

    then last week I got 3 more Hen form the internet.

    they are 3 years old Old English game HEN.

    already lay egg.

    but because I leave home to work in the dark (early morning) back home in dark (back home 6-7pm)
    so haven't see them much after we got them... until yesterday I have to take two day off to do things.

    then I see them better I found out... one of the game hen butt was OUT.
    and she is dripping water? non stop...

    I am not sure did she in pain??? but look like it....it was OUT very very OUT
    I don't know it been OUT for how long... :( the ex-owner haven't do anything about it I guess that's why she give them away...

    I do look on internet, people say bath her bum with some antiseptic...
    but I know it may feel hurt...


    so I put some tea tree oil in warm water and bath her today...
    it been 5-6hour after I bath her...
    it look like not dripping anymore...

    hopefully she will get better :)

    and I do check on internet, it say OLD English game not so friendly to other chock.

    so they been in different cage...

    my 3 baby chick and the 3 x 3years old English game hen.

    Did anyone know Can I put them together?
    how to check the game hen not attack my 3 baby chick??

    Thanks for helping !! :)
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 on posting in the Emergencies forum TwoCrows posted for you, if you can put up pictures that may help people give you more suggestions on what to try also. Hope your girl is OK.

    Here is a big game thread you might want to ask about your girls, usually the girls are OK with each other unless they have chicks, the roos often don't get along with each other though https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/106767/show-off-your-games

    With combining birds of different ages, It is best to wait until the birds are the same size and then also have a long period of the two flocks being able to see each other but no touching, through wire seem to work best, ie dividing the coop into two sections or keeping the new/younger ones in a cage inside the coup for a couple of weeks to a month at least. The chickens will get to know each other and sort of work out a pecking order before actually coming in contact with each other. After a week or two, letting them free range together is a good idea and should help... It will take a couple of weeks to get the pecking order sorted out. There is a nice article in the Learning Center on integrating flocks you might like to check out, the part about actually combining them is after the quarantine section https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Kelsie has given you great advice.

    Good luck with your bird!![​IMG]
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry to hear about your bird! I hope she turns out okay. [​IMG]
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your bird!
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I hope your hen will be okay. I would keep chicks away from the adult hens. Just to be careful. At 3 yrs. old I think they don't lay many eggs - probably another reason the woman gave them away.
  8. Welcome to BYC I hope your bird will be okay!
  9. happyssunny

    happyssunny In the Brooder

    Thank you so much for your tips!!!!
    And those old girl lay small egg but by the size of them egg is real big come out form there small body?!
    Ah... Let me try to put pic... [​IMG][​IMG]
  10. happyssunny

    happyssunny In the Brooder

    The black old English game is the out butt out... Today I bath her found she start got lots of white stuff hanging under butt?! Which she didn't have that before... I guess it mean she getting better?? Bad stuff come out form inside? Maybe?? Will try bath her everyday in the morning... Now I put vinegar in there water as well...:)
    This pic form two week ago, baby chick now live in big garden shade but they still sleep in that box they used to

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