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Just Added Chickens to Our Farm

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ThePonyDraw, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. ThePonyDraw

    ThePonyDraw Hatching

    Feb 20, 2015
    Hello all!

    My name is Jennifer and with my husband Neal we maintain our small homestead farm, The Pony Draw, in the Sandhills of North Carolina. We've been on the farm for almost three years now. We both grew up on small homestead farms and are excited to finally have the opportunity to have our own. Last year we got our family produce garden in and spent the winter clearing land to enlarge that so we can begin selling our produce at local farmers markets. Yesterday we added our first flock of chicks to the mix. Twenty four Barred Rocks (pullets) and six Rhode Island Reds (unsexed). I grew up with a small flock of Black Austrolorps, but it was many years ago so I'm having to refresh my knowledge. My husband is new to chickens, but VERY excited - he's the one who bought this flock yesterday.

    I found this site while looking for information on one of our chicks that seems to be having problems and I'm hopeful I find something in the threads here. Just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks in advance for all the insight!

    Jennifer - The Pony Draw
  2. btruegs

    btruegs Chirping

    May 1, 2014
    Spokane WA
    Welcome! You should post pictures of your projects, I would love to see them. I'm sure a lot more people would to!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Jennifer, nice to meet you. Glad you joined the flock. What type of problem are you having with your chick? We probably can handle it here unless it is complicated , then we would tell you to post on the "emergencies," thread.
  4. N F C

    N F C coffee up kids! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC and back to chickens! Nice to have you join us!
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you have a problem with one of your chicks. I'm sure you will get plenty of help if you could post what the problem is with it.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC, everyone here to help and very friendly :frow:frow
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Greetings! Welcome to BYC! Feel free to browse around the site. It is a great resources and I'm sure you will find answers to all your questions here!

  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm sorry to hear that you're having problems with one of the chicks. If it sounds like a sickness, you may want to post in the Emergencies section: Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures

    Good luck with the rest of your birds!
  9. ThePonyDraw

    ThePonyDraw Hatching

    Feb 20, 2015
    Thanks for the warm welcome! After spending today reading through the forums I know that my little problem chick has wry neck. I picked up some Vit E on my way home from work as well as some B12. Couldn't find any Polyisol which was another recommendation I saw. Trying to learn how to administer the Vit E now. This site as been so helpful in such a short amount of time!
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your chick is OK.

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