New 2 Raisng Chikns

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by XtremeRooster, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. XtremeRooster

    XtremeRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    My wife says lets get some chickens, so I went and bought 14 of them, 12 RIR hens and 2 Barred Rock roosters. They grew faster than I can get the coop built. I have been sick twice since getting them, just having a run of bad luck. I got a cage, they outgrew that, built a brooder, they outgrew that. I left my garage door open big mistake chickens roosted and pooped on everything.

    I'm trying to get the coop built and I got a staph infection on my leg. The doctors treated it with a bunch of antibiotics. This cured the staff and then gave me c-diff A-B toxin. That is a nasty bug, I'm taking very xpensive antibiotics to try and cure that. Thankfully my son is helping with the chickens while I've been sick. If I can't get better soon I may have to get rid of the chickens and try again later.

    I was working hard on recycling an old farm trailer into a chikn tractor when I got sick. I'm still working full time so it is hard to try and recover and work too. Anyway I am putting it all in the Lord's hands right now. <><

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Xtreme Rooster, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Sorry to hear about your run of bad luck...hope you have all of that behind you soon. One thing down the may have one too many roosters for that many hens. Good ratio is rooster per ten or so hens. They boys may fight or overbreed the hens...just saying. Good luck to you!
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your chickens, hope you can get the coop built soon.
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2013
    Welcome to the site but I'm sorry to hear that you have been so ill :(
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  7. locoguru

    locoguru Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! Hope you get well soon!

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