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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mickle75, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Mickle75

    Mickle75 Hatching

    Mar 9, 2015
    Hello! My name is Jonna and I'm a single mother of 2 boys ages 13 (going on 30) and 10 (acting his age). We live in southeast Texas in a gulf coast county. Our town is about 75 miles south of Houston...I have a small hobby "farm" on 10 acres. I currently have 5 chickens (1 Roo, 3 Game hens and 1 Red Sex Link hen), A jersey cow names Honey, a donkey named Genny (Genevieve), 2 dogs and 2 cats. I recently purchased 2 white pekin ducklings, a kacki Cambell and a Rouen duckling, 4 Australorp pullets and 3 Production Red pullets. (not having the greatest of luck with the pullets, though. I think we may have Marek's ): !!!) Anyhoo...Nice to meet all y'all!
  2. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop
    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about the problems you are having with the pullets, hope you are able to figure out what is going on. What do their droppings look like?... you might consider treating them for Coccidia anyhow, it is pretty common in chicks that age and they will get lethargic and not want to move.
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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! We would love to see pictures of your animals!!
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  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Jonna

    Glad you could join the flock! I too have a son who is 13 going on 30!! I think it's when they get to that age. Sounds like you must be very busy there with all those animals to look after. Sorry to hear about your pullets, there are some great threads on mareks over in the emergencies section. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck with them hope you can get them well soon. Enjoy BYC :frow
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  6. Mickle75

    Mickle75 Hatching

    Mar 9, 2015
    I checked on my pullets at lunch...they were just hanging out...

    Their droppings look normal to me. Nothing that would catch my attention. They will hobble over to the waterer and to the feed and then hobble back. The 3 will huddle together most of the time. I've spent my afternoon sifting through articles regarding these signs/symtoms...I'm looking at coccidia as well as Marek's.
  7. Mickle75

    Mickle75 Hatching

    Mar 9, 2015
    It's pretty nasty around these parts with all the rain...Hopefully when it stops, I can snap some quick pics of all my babies... :)
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Jonna, have you posted in full detail at "Emergencies, diseases,injuries, cures," thread ? The more you can tell them the better the chances of them suggesting treatment/diagnosis. Hope your chicks will be okay.
  9. Mickle75

    Mickle75 Hatching

    Mar 9, 2015
    Yes...I sure did...Hopefully, someone can share their knowledge/experience.
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!

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