New egg from Victoria BC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ivy Mustard, May 20, 2017.

  1. Ivy Mustard

    Ivy Mustard New Egg

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    Morning!

    Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I'm the proud mama of a mixed flock, my first. I've wanted chickens for years and finally got some day-olds. They are over 3 months now and doing well, thanks in large part to help I've found on the forums here.

    My girls are Mulan (buff orpington), Khutulan (rhode island red), Tamar (speckled sussex), Mochi (silver laced wyandotte).

    Chicken crises to date:
    1. I have chicks! Why did I think I could have chicks? Please don't die chicks.
    Resolution: Chicks did not die. Chicks are great.
    2. One of my chicks got munched on by my dogs and is wounded (Khutulan, my RIR).
    Resolution: Separation, hand feeding, lots of TLC, slow recovery.
    3. My wounded chick is recovering well but I think her wound might be infected.
    Resolution: Epsom salt bath, wound irrigation, found a vet willing to see a chicken, oral antibiotics (liquid), lots of help from the internet on administering oral antibiotics before I figured out I could just put them on rice and she's eat it happily.
    4. My chicks are destroying my home. I need to finish my coop and move them outside.
    Resolution: Finally finishing my coop. My house is a house again!
    5. I'm pretty sure my wyandotte is a rooster.
    Resolution: I'm still suspicious.
     
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  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome:goodpost::yuckyuck can i have a pic of "Mochi" and ill see if i can help you.....xxx:love
     
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  3. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    I just saw your avatar, but i need a sideways pic if possible....:oops:
     
  4. Ivy Mustard

    Ivy Mustard New Egg

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    mochisideview.jpg
     
  5. Ivy Mustard

    Ivy Mustard New Egg

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    Thank you! :)
     
  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Smile Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Gorgeous flock you have there.
     
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  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Smile Premium Member

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    Looks like a girl to me. I see very rounded hackle and saddle feathers, as well as small to non-existent comb and wattles.
     
  8. Ivy Mustard

    Ivy Mustard New Egg

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    Thank you! I'm really hoping you're correct. It's been tough to know for sure, especially without an age mate of the same breed to compare. :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet to me also, for the same reasons. If you want more opinions you can post picture at "what breed or gender is this."
     
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  10. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the markings on your chick. She is so pretty.
     
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