I lost one of my chickens this week

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sailormom1, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Sailormom1

    Sailormom1 Hatching

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    I am going to check into chicken farms around here and try to get two more chickens. One to replace my poor eagle my Scotty got ahold of and second to add to my group. Not sure how my 3 I have are going to handle that?
     

  2. luvmypets

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    :welcome

    Thanks for joining the BYC flock.

    Its always hard to lose a bird. Hope you feel better!
     
  3. Sailormom1

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    Thanks sincerly
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry for the loss of your hen. You might like to check out the BYC Learning Center, there is a good article on adding chickens to your flock https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock it is generally best to let them get to know each other gradually though wire so they can see and interact with each other but not touch, ie if you can divide your coop or keep the newer/younger ones in a cage inside the coop for a month or so (if you get really young ones, wait until the babies are about the same size as the older ones). The article also covers medical quarantine if you need to do that.
     
  5. Sailormom1

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    Ty kelsie that helps!
     

  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. [​IMG] It is never easy to lose a feathered friend. Kelsie has left you with a great link to follow on mixing new birds into a flock. Do it slowly from a cage or behind wire within the flock for several weeks. Everybody sees, nobody touches. After a few weeks you can mix them and it should go fairly well. Make sure to put out several feeding and watering stations so the new birds don't have to compete.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    So sorry for your loss!!

    X3, introduce them slowly with a barrier in-between so they can see each other and be around each but can't reach and peck each other. Once they have been doing this for about a month then you can mix them. Make sure they have hideaways and plenty of space and toys.

    Here's a link on how to do this.
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/06/integrating-new-flock-members-playpen.html
     
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  8. Sailormom1

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    Thank you for the advice it has been sad for me . It was an accident . I am not upset at my Scotty terrior. My daughter and her friend had her buried with a butterfly light and flowers before I got home from work. That was very touching . She was a leader in the flock so the second to the top so I'm not sure what Happy Feet the main leader is going to do without her now. My son raised them since they where 4 days old before he left for the Navy!
     
  9. Sailormom1

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    How do you put a pic by your name ?
     

  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    If you are on your pc, you would go to the top corner where is says My Profile. Just beneath that is your screen name. Mouse over that and a window will drop down and in that list is a "replace avatar". Click on that it you can load on a pic.

    If you are on your mobile, you can try the same thing. If it looks different from what I just described, you may need to down load a BYC app. You can go to this section for more help...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16183/mobile-feedback
     

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