Likeychicky

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Likeychicky, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Likeychicky

    Likeychicky Chirping

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    Hi all. I'm new to BYC. I live in South Arkansas, with my husband. I got my 6 chicks (one week old) May 5, 2017. 3 turned out to be roosters. When they started to crow we had toget rid of them (no roosters in city limits). Our local ASPCA took them left us with 3 hens. They are Easter Eggers. With 1 having a scissor beak. Our hens free range our large back yard. A month ago I caught a hawk in my yard and it got one of my good hens ( our scissors beak hasn't laid any eggs). I hand feed her her feed and have gotten her to eat that mush off the ground like other hens. She has gained weight and caught up in size. She is sweet.
     
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  2. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Songster

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    Sorry about the hawk:( Welcome to BYC! :welcome
     
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  3. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
    So sorry about the hawk:hugs
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    There is a scissor beak support thread for their caregivers, somewhere on BYC. Meanwhile they used to say to pile the feed high, so the bird has more of a chance to grab some.
     
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    Allie Grace Sanders Songster

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  6. Likeychicky

    Likeychicky Chirping

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    I make a thick mush with her feed/ water, spinach, etc. she starts eating out of my spoon then I pile it in the grass and she eats all she wants. She was starving before I realized & started hand feeding her.
     
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  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    :welcome Glad you joined us! Sorry to hear about the hawk attack. Try wetting your feed, put in a dish for your girls. Sure they'll love it. There's also a thread about fermenting feed you might find interesting, just a word of caution about NOT using any metal utensils/containers.
     
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  8. QuailExpert

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    my quail has a slight scissor beak. just keep the feed piled high so it is easier for her to grab some !!!!!
     
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  9. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!! It’s so nice to have you join us. welcome.gif

    This video may help with learning how to navigate the new site.



    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us. :)
     
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  10. MrsMistyReal

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    Welcome aboard to BYC family gr8 people tons of information, loads of fun, enjoy shake your tail feathers my condolences :woot:bun:welcome:wee:frow
     
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