New member from alto Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by goody64, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. goody64

    goody64 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey y'all, is it absolutely necessary to take my 6 pullets I just bought from Tsc to a vet?
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]






    BYC has a really nice learning center [​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I have never heard of this! There is very little a vet can find out by looking at them and it would probably stress them far more than needed. If you have any troubles with them, that is what we are here for! [​IMG]

    Get them under heat, 95 degrees lowered by 5 degrees each week for 6 weeks. Keep the brooder clean, clean water and feed each day. Give them plenty of space. You can add some probiotics to their water to help boost their immune systems.

    Oh, and I see you live in Alto MI...I live in Alto NM. [​IMG]

    Great to have you aboard and good luck with your new babies!!
     
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 Never heard of taking them to a vet. Good Luck with your new chicks!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - NO on taking them to a vet.
     
  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG], no need to spend the money on a vet.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Puppies and kittens need a trip to the vet to get shots, etc. but, chicks don't.
     
  8. goody64

    goody64 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the help.
     
  9. goody64

    goody64 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me the best feed for my ladies? We should be close to laying time.
    Bought our chicks in March (mid) we have mixed the rest of the chick feed with actual scratch,
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! If you only have pullets/hens you can feed them layer pellets or crumbles right before they start laying. Their combs/wattles will turn red and they will squat for you. Best of luck!
     

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