Mrs.Crawford from N Florida, HI! : >

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KCrawford2014, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. KCrawford2014

    KCrawford2014 New Egg

    Jan 21, 2017
    Lake City, Fl
    Hi. Thanks for the add. After not having chickens for years, I finally built a chicken pen and found some red star hens last week. A lady was selling them for a cheap price because she had bought 1000's of them at auction from an egg production farm. While they are not my first choice, they are a start. It's a plus that they are bred to produce eggs. The down fall came in to find they are not so healthy. Colds, mites and such. They were barn kept "free range"... which actually just means a barns a giant cage. I can say my girls are on a road to recovery and doing great. They seem to love their 8 x 16 size pen, a heat lamp on cool nights, clean food and water on a daily basis, and a clean hen house.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2017
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I hope that you enjoy being a member of BYC as much as the rest of us.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank goodness you have them now and they can grow up well fed and maintained and reach their potential
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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under KCrawford2014 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Kudos to you for giving the girls a second chance at a good life!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, KCrawford, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! So happy you are giving your hens a better life. And I think you'll learn to love Red Stars - they are one of my favorite breeds! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!!
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  7. KCrawford2014

    KCrawford2014 New Egg

    Jan 21, 2017
    Lake City, Fl
    My girls are starting to act like different chickens! Very friendly, haha. However, a few still have diarrhea and I may have to get a vet out here. The respitory issues are lingering as well. :(
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi there, and welcome to BYC! I am so glad you joined us, please make yourself at home here! I think you'll like it! :frow


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