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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickieKeeta, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

    Feb 16, 2009
    Cumberland County NJ
    Hello. I am in South Jersey. I just picked up day old chicks from the post office today. Last year I was brand new to chicken keeping. I still have a lot to learn.

    One of my new chicks is lame. Any ideas how to care for her or what I should do?

  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Welcome! I am sure there is someone here more experienced than me on your chick. But I wanted to say welcome anyway!
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
    About your chick you should post in the emergencies, disease, section. And describe what your chick is doing. Im sure some of us will be able to help you with some advice. [​IMG]
  4. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    I echo the poster above; specific details, posted in illness section of forum, will get you the best and fastest advice. And welcome to you and your chicks!
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  6. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

    Feb 16, 2009
    Cumberland County NJ
    Thank you for the welcome and info on how to post about lame chick. Lame baby chick died this morning. It is sad but she is better off. Her toes were curled shut and her legs went out to the side or behind her. A chicken needs to be able to stand & walk.

    Last year (my initial chick experience) I got 1 year old chicks. RIR & white leghorns. 3 of each. I then bought 4 20 week old red stars. I got 12 baby chicks from the local feed store. 6 Americannas & 6 buff orpingtons. 1 buff died the second day & one of my Amer. "pullets" later crowed. 1 Amer. had scissors beak. She suddenly disappeared & I think the neighborhood owl may have had something to do with that. Several weeks ago a neighborhood girl & her dogs were in my yard chasing my chickens & 1 buff went missing. Recently I found 1 of the Amer. chickens dead. Other than that chicken keeping has been fun & uneventful.
    My chickies are great egg producers. Even all through the winter.

    I had sold my adult chicks just before the babies came in last year.
    I would like to keep a dozen chicks. Maybe a few more.

    I ordered 25 baby red stars and got 1 free rare chick. However there were only 22 red stars in the box. 1 of those was the lame chick. I emailed the hatchery. I wonder if a few chicks "got lost" in transit?

    I hope to learn what breed my extra chick is. I am sure I will learn a lot here & look forward to getting to know you!
  7. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine

  8. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    Sorry to hear you lost one of your baby chicks
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  10. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK

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