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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kat157, Jul 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM.

  1. Kat157

    Kat157 In the Brooder

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    Hello, my name is Cassiopeia. I currently have 8 chickens plus one that just appeared in my coop last week.
    I have an Old English Game Bantam rooster, and my hens are an Austra White, Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Salmon Faverolle, Jersey Giant, Cinnamon Queen, and an Easter Egger, plus a Black Laced Silver Wyandotte that appeared in my coop randomly. I still don't know where she came from but she has a bare back from being over mated.

    I'm fairly new to chickens. I've had my flock for about a year now. I bought a home with a coop all ready to go. About a month after I moved in a rooster appeared out of nowhere in my front yard one day at sunset. He followed me all the way into my back yard and into my coop and then proceeded to flutter up onto my shoulder and snuggle against my neck. That's how I got my rooster. About a week later I got him 7 chicks. They've been a happy family ever since! I'm excited to learn all I can about taking care of these cuties. :)
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Welcome to BYC! Do you have any pictures of them? We love pictures!
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello Cassiopeia and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  5. Kat157

    Kat157 In the Brooder

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    I do have pictures! They're too cute to not take pictures of. 20180821_162526.jpg 20180808_063607.jpg 20180710_202812.jpg 20180710_114249.jpg 20190611_082711.jpg
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    :love Beautiful!
     
  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Cassiopeia, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I love the "chicken adopted me" stories!
    I'm sure it was some inconsiderate person that dumped a strange chicken into your coop. You are very lucky all she had was feather damage instead of Marek's, MG, mites, lice, etc. to bring into your coop.
     
  8. Kat157

    Kat157 In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I've actually googled a bunch of things over the past year and finally decided to join. My most recent question is in regards to the hen that magically appeared in my coop. I quarantined her and I've been keeping an eye on her, although she's already been exposed to my flock. Ugh. She makes a gurgling cooing sound when I feed her and I'm trying to figure out if that's cause for concern. It sounds like she might be coughing from time to time, but it seems like it happens when she's excited, so I don't know if that's normal. My chickens were exposed a week ago and they all seem perfectly normal. I planned on posting a question about this and seeing what you all thought about it. That's ultimately what led me to sign up.
     
  9. Kat157

    Kat157 In the Brooder

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    :love Beautiful![/QUOTE]

    Thank you! I adore them. ❤
     
  10. Kat157

    Kat157 In the Brooder

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    So far she seems fairly healthy from what I can tell, but I know chickens can hide their illnesses pretty well too. But her egg quality has certainly changed over the past week. 20190704_101607.jpg 20190711_100111.jpg
     

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