New chicken friend

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Abubakar45, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Abubakar45

    Abubakar45 In the Brooder

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    Me and my brother got 3 rhode island red hens in april 2018, and we just got 3 new chickens to add to our flock. 2 bardrocks and 1 buff orphington. I just have a ton of question about the pecking order, laying conditions (they're probably gonna stop because of all of the stress), and when to get a rooster. I hope this is a great community to find answers and i look forward to a good time.
     
  2. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

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    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you!
    :welcome
     
  3. BReeder!

    BReeder! Crowing

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    :welcome
    The is tons of info here.
     
  4. Abubakar45

    Abubakar45 In the Brooder

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    I didn't even mention that the rhode island red's names are Hot Sauce, Princess Carolyn, and Lady Peckinpaw (Hot Sauce is the current leader).
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Did you quarantine the new birds from your original 3? Quarantine is to prevent possible disease being transmitted to your original birds. When you do integrate the new birds to your original, it's best to use the See but no Touch method.

    Your RIR are probably laying, how old are the 2BR/1BO?
    What are you feeding?
    Where are you located? You may want to update your profile with your location, helps us knowing your time zone, weather conditions & possible predator situations.
     
  6. Abubakar45

    Abubakar45 In the Brooder

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    I didn't quarantine, im sure they don't have any diseases, i got them all from the same guy. He said they are all laying (and thats what i paid for). Im in columbus ohio, and i have had three possom attacks three nights in a row. Though i'll have you know they all left with bullet riddled bodies in trash bags, left in the back alley trash can. Ill update my profile asap btw, thanks for giving me the notice.
     
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. You will resources and members that will help you with almost any question you may have.

    On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping birds - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archives . Ditto the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  8. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    hithere.gif Congrats on building your flock! Your chickens have very cute names.

    Usually quarantine is the best way to protect the health of both your current and new birds. Even though they originally came from the same place, chickens build immunities over time and environment conditions on everyone's property are very different, therefore building different immunity levels. A high percentage of people's current flock have been badly infected or even wiped out by bringing in seemingly healthy new birds. I hope everything goes well for you.

    In the future, here is some very good information to know:
    The Essential Quarantine
    See But Don’t Touch


    Best wishes flappyChicken.gif
     
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow :welcome

    Thanks for joining us! :woot
     
  10. KLIL

    KLIL Crossing the Road

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