New flock, New account...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by foREVer, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. foREVer

    foREVer Chirping

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    Last week when I bought a new bag of feed (Dumor 20% layer) I noticed that it smelled sorta musty, and had the slightest scent of rotting flesh. I thought it was just me being paranoid, and refilled their feeder. About two days later, when they had gotten to the middle of their feed, I noticed a baseball-sized clump of MOLD in their food, and they were NOT looking good. They were huddled up in the corner despite it being 50 degrees in there, their tails were droopy and their combs were pale. I dumped all of the food immideately, and went straight to the not-so-local TSC to get new food and place a complaint with the manager. He was being a real d*** about it, if you know what I mean. I told him the situation, and all he said was that I should clean their feeder more often. Can mold REALLY grow to that huge of a clump in a matter of two days?! [​IMG]
    Anyway, I put some antibiotic in their water, and it didn't help them. Within two days all 12 of them were dead except for a small black hen. [​IMG]

    Yesterday I went back up to TSC and got 16 chicks to get my flock back up and going again. I got 2 mystery bantams, 4 bantam Bhramas, 3 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 3 Gold Laced Wyandottes, and 4 black mystery pullets. I'll be posting pics of them in a little bit [​IMG]

    I also decided to make a new account to match my new flock, so no need for new member introductions. [​IMG]
    (My old account was EastinChickens)
     
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  2. Jesseschickens

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    Im so so sorry! I just lost my first hen about a day ago and I am a mess I just dont know how to fix the pain its hard isnt it?
     
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  3. Emmalion

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    was it just mold or did it have fibers in it as well. I have seen things like that in old bags of cat food and dog food never chicken feed but I am sure its all the same when it comes to contamination. The reason I ask about the fibers is because I have found some type of worm/caterpillar living in the food which makes a big ball of nasty smelling stuff. Which I am guessing is mold growing on their droppings.

    I would of brought the feed back to them with the growth and told them you want your money back. I would also contact the stores main office and inform them that you got a bad of bad feed or contaminated feed from your store.

    [​IMG] for the lost girls.
     
  4. foREVer

    foREVer Chirping

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    @ Emmalion: No, I didn't see any fibers, it was just a fuzzy greenish ball of mold. It smelled sorta funny and musty, but nothing nasty [​IMG]

    @ Jesseschickens: I know, it was very hard, but I coped with it by getting new fuzzy butts [​IMG] I guess having those cute little guys helps keep your mind off of it.

    Today my friend and I cleaned all of the hay and everything out of the coop, and I am planning on disinfecting it and fixing the run and siding up a bit before I put the new chicks out there in the beginning of summer.
     
  5. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

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    I have new fuzzies on the way too. Well if they come out of the egg for me [​IMG] They always make you smile
     
  6. foREVer

    foREVer Chirping

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    Pics of my babies [​IMG]

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  7. foREVer

    foREVer Chirping

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    Names of the chickies so far... We may make some changes [​IMG]

    Jeffy
    Frisbee
    Trippy
    Spanky
    Tippy
    Nubby
    Hammy
    Cheesy
    Swissy
    Squishy
    Pinkly
    Slappy
    Dippy
    Zacky
    Lefty
    Righty
     
  8. ParlorCityChickens

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    [​IMG] Love your new babies and their names! [​IMG]
     
  9. foREVer

    foREVer Chirping

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG]
    I can't wait until next year, I am hoping some of my wyandottes go broody [​IMG]
     
  10. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    [​IMG] - Fresh start still deserves a new welcome!
     

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