New Hens *Photo Added*

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KFox, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 4 new pullets/hens tonight.

    1 EE - Previous owner called her A-something but comparing her to the EE's on this site, I think that is what she is.
    1 Black Australorp
    1 Buff Orpington
    1 Welsummer

    The previous owner was really nice. She had 40+ chickens and was downsizing. Her coop was nice. Some of her birds had bare backs. One had a curled toe and another had big blister-looking thing on her foot. Overall, they looked ok though. I made my selections and brought them home. They are in isolation in my barn.

    Edited to add: I did NOT bring home the curled toe or blister foot chicken. I did get a bare back and a bare belly.

    One needed a bath. She messed her crate. I put petroleum jelly on all the legs and dusted under wings and around vents with Sevin. I sprinkled Diatomaceous Earth and Sevin around their pen.

    I plan to keep these four in isolation for 30 days.

    Do I need to do anything else? I was thinking maybe apple cider vinegar in the water or safeguard them? I didn't see any parasites, however I do not want my other chickens to get sick.

    Is 30 days too long or long enough?
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Congrats!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 30 days is long enough
     
  3. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! My small flock is complete. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    But the bad news: These girls need a little TLC.

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  4. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff Orpington girl didn't get a photo. She was not nice about the camera and I didn't want to stress her out.

    The girl in the above photo loved the bath.
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you....congrats and kudos to you for the rescue...they will be happy and thriving very soon!

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