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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by slowloris, May 5, 2017.

  1. slowloris

    slowloris In the Brooder

    May 5, 2017
    West Michigan
    Hello! I've only had my chickens for about three months. We started with adult chickens and got our first six from two different places. Four Isa Brown and two White Rock. Since we got them all the same day we had no trouble with mixing them. Then about three weeks ago added two Buff Orpington pullets. They have an area of the run they can escape to when the big girls chase them, but they're getting bigger and braver every day. I've been coming to this site since the beginning. Some problems we've already dealt with were a band grown into the leg of one ofthe birds (removed successfully with no problem). And an impacted crop. I did tons of reading and youtube watching on that. I tried to make her vomit but she wouldn't (and really...all the youtube videos I watched on that and none of them were successful either. I am sure it is possible, but I couldn't do it.) I did a lot of massage, which she didn't seem to mind. She had the sour breath, the hard crop, wasn't eating much...we really thought we were going to lose her. Then I read the thread here about using dulcolax and a chicken bra. That worked and she is fine now. She didn't really mind the bra after the first few minutes and we kept it on her for a few weeks. It's off now and she seems perfectly normal. So...thanks! I would never have known what to do (or even what an impacted crop was) without this site.
    Also...does anyone else think the BackYard Chicken logo's face looks like Yosemite Sam?

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. It's great to hear that the site has been helpful in the past, and you seem to have done a good job with your gals!

    As for the logo looking like Y/ Sam - you need to stay away from the cooking sherry [​IMG]

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
  3. slowloris

    slowloris In the Brooder

    May 5, 2017
    West Michigan
    Thank you!



    I rest my case. I can't be the only one who sees it.
  4. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Songster

    Mar 16, 2017
    Somewhere in Maryland
    Welcome to BYC,

    Hmmmm you maybe right about them there two looking similar. lol and no I am not into the cooking sherry either.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. [​IMG]
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under slowloris [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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