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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Theresamass, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Theresamass

    Theresamass In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2019
    31AE2896-0B25-4DE7-8AAB-074512BCB952.jpeg 56A04275-BC5F-43AE-8C35-A895FC4A4060.jpeg EE893E19-3EF2-480A-B922-051B7F97BE09.jpeg 48F271B1-FB6F-4EF4-96B2-6B945E9735D0.jpeg Hello! I’ve had chickens for over 4 years and love to read this site for valuable advice! I finally joined so I could post regarding my disabled chicken. She is approx 10 week old and can’t walk like a typical chick. She was pecked by the others she was hatched with so I have her now and basically she is a house chicken. I’m trying to give her a good life and would love to connect with others who keep chickens in their house either full or part time. She likes to be held and loves her hand fed treats! Her name is Lefty. Looking forward to meeting some great chicken moms/dads!

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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Theresa, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Poor little lefty. She looks like a he.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I was just thinking the same Dobie Lover, she is a cockerel (male). As to house chickens, there is a thread "People with house chickens." Yes, some people do keep them as house pets for one reason or another.

    My friend Arline is probably the pioneer in that respect. She has had house chickens for over 30 years. Sometimes just one, sometimes 3 or more. Generally silkies or seramas.

    PS Her name is really spelled "ARLINE," I kid you not!
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    Welcome :welcome
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

    Apr 11, 2010
    WELCOME! Aww, I love Lefty! Lefty is lucky to have you. :love
  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello Theresa and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here. Use the search function to link up with others that have house chickens.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  8. Sequel

    Sequel Crowing

    :frow Hi and welcome! Those are awesome pics, thanks so much for sharing them! Have a wonderful experience here!
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined!
  10. ShannonR

    ShannonR Crowing

    Sep 17, 2015
    Welcome!! What kind of chicken is that, any idea? It looks..... wide, especially in that last picture. Has the leg problem always been apparent, or is this recent?

    Without jumping to conclusions ( I'll wait on hearing what breed it is), I can suggest that the leg problem MIGHT, possibly be size or growth related.

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