NE in the Panhandle

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MeandMyBetty, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. MeandMyBetty

    MeandMyBetty Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello chicken people :) Happy owner of 5 chickens and 1 new found rooster. Now that we know she is a he... he will have to be adopted/gifted to some one in the country. :( We live in town and our chickens are a secret. They are approx. 12 weeks old and are living in a very large stock tank in the house for now. With daily trips outside to play. They will be moved to the green house once it's completed. We are hoping nobody will know we have them since the city is in the process of creating chicken unfriendly ordinances. I know that sounds a bit crazy but they are well loved and we learn new stuff about chickens almost daily now that they are pets.
     
  2. MeandMyBetty

    MeandMyBetty Out Of The Brooder

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    I should say we did have 7 and one died really suddenly a couple weeks ago. It's poop was bloody and it was laying down. I separated it and it died within an hour. Wish I knew what happened. My husband thinks it ate something that ripped up it's insides somehow like a cherry pit. All the searches I've done lead me to believe chickens can eat cherries with no problems and they don't eat the pit.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]sorry to hear that - maybe it had intestinal parasites
     
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  6. MeandMyBetty

    MeandMyBetty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. They are all checked on, held, talked to, given treats, etc... several times a day. :)
     
  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] from washington state glad you could join us! [​IMG]
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck with keeping your 'chicken secret'.
     
  9. MeandMyBetty

    MeandMyBetty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! So far so good... Mr. Roo went to live in the country today so it will be more quiet now. :)
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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