New Member Pequea, PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BHCF, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. BHCF

    BHCF Out Of The Brooder

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    HI, from PA, if anyone is wondering what BHCF means, it's short for Bald headed chicken farmer my co-workers gave me the name, along with a nice cartoon picture when I first got my hens. Anyhow, I started out with 6 Road island reds and lost two to a Red tail hawk, and the following year I bought, two sex links, and three wyanndottes two of which turned out to be roosters. Then I took 4 more Reds in and lost three more to the hawks. I'm pretty much the only egg eater in my house, so I end up giving away a lot of eggs. So far I've enjoyed having the chickens,with very little issue aside from the hawk & neighbors complaining about the roosters (they had to find a new home :(

    so the main reason I joined, I have a hen that won't stand anymore. I found her in the coop, with a laid egg, and crap stuck to her butt. I managed to remove the egg easily as it had all ready been laid, and washed her down with some warm water to clean her up. she hasn't moved for about a week (checking on her, making sure she can get food & water). she seems fine other than she won't stand. I checked her legs, to see if I could feel anything, and the movement is there so nothing broken? someone suggested that maybe her legs froze? Nothing indicates to me that this happened either scales look normal color. I'm thinking an internal problem from laying eggs? what do you all think?

    Thanks for your help!

    Chris
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    The best place to post your question is in the Injuries and Diseases section of the forum, look under teh Raising Backyard Chickens tab above. good luck.
     
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  3. BHCF

    BHCF Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. BHCF

    BHCF Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, that was a big welcome!
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. So sorry about your hen. The emergencies section might be a good place to post as well. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, BHCF, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!! Sorry to hear about those red-tailed hawks! I X2 the advice of 1muttsfan about checking out the Injuries/Diseases forum - lots of wise folks patrol that thread. Best wishes to you and your hen!
     
  8. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from KY!

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    I hope your chicken get better!
     
  9. BHCF

    BHCF Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you and I found the emergencies section, and have had several really quick replies, and lots of good info.
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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