New Member and problem

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pecamp, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. pecamp

    pecamp In the Brooder

    Jan 9, 2014
    1. We purchased 6 chickens then 6mo we get 6 more then a few months later we got 12. 2.Right now we only have 1 brown as we lost all be those. The 24 had gotten down to 19. I did butcher one ro so had 18 laying chickens. In fact just before our loss we got 13 eggs. In the next few days all had died but one brown and one rooster. I took the birds to the state poultry dept and they tested 2 of them and discovered that they had a high level of "zink". Found some nails and screws in craw.
    3. We had browns and blacks.
    4. We found out about Back Yard Chickens from the internet.
    5. I am 83 and this is my first experience since childhood when we had chickens during the war. My grandfather had a chicken farm producing eggs for a living. I retired 3 years ago on about 40 acres. Also have horses and a garden. I plan to get some cattle.
    6. We have been married 40 63 years and have 4 children 9 grandchildren and 8 great grand children.
    When I found my chickens dear I almost cried. Had become very attached.

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Oh, you are still a youngster at heart if you keep chickens, no matter your age. [​IMG] I am sorry about the losses. But I am glad you could join and hope that you enjoy BYC!
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Do you know how your birds picked up the nails and screws? This will be useful to protect any new birds that you get. Good luck, and restart your flock in the spring.

  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your chickens, hope you get new ones in the spring.
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  7. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! Sorry about your losses :(

  9. pecamp

    pecamp In the Brooder

    Jan 9, 2014
    I think we have solved the problem. We had a concrete pad poured a few feet from the chicken yard during wet and cold weather. The chickens died within days. Discovered that zink oxide in in cement. I believe the runoff caused the problem.

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