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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by conada, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. conada

    conada Just Hatched

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    Hello! Ive just joined and hoping BYC will help me to insure the best care and health of my homegrown flock. They consist of 7 hens that are 2-9 yeasrs old and 2 Roo's 2 and 8. I ve had them for going on 9 years and enjoy them with my grandchildren. We enjoy "the Ladies" and Roo and Jeb daily but do not have alot of knowledge about their care in their older years and considering Ms Speck and Roo are almost 9 years old, its time for me to educate myself!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, conada, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Sounds like experience has been a good teacher for you - any chicken surviving to the ripe old age of 9 tells me you must be doing something right! You experience will be beneficial to others on BYC! Thanks so much for joining!
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under conada [​IMG] Welcome!

    I echo redsoxs’s sentiments, you are definitely doing something right!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  4. conada

    conada Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I am looking forward to obtaining helpful info and hopefully i can contribute in someway.
     
  5. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    :welcome Glad you joined us!
     
  6. conada

    conada Just Hatched

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    Thank you!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You are doing a fantastic job of raising your flock. [​IMG] I'm sure you could tell us what to do- and wish you would start a thread on geriatric chickens.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks for joining us! If you use the Search box in the upper left corner of the screen, you can just type in "older chickens" and you'll see a lot of posts have been on this subject. Something there may help answer questions you have on how to handle them.
     
  9. conada

    conada Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I dont know if i have any magical reason my hens are still with me. I never knew there could be so many issues until i got on the internet, but ill take your suggestion and check out that thread! I havent navigated through all of BYC yet and look forward to it very soon!
     
  10. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    You must be doing a lot of things right to keep them that long, so keep it up!

    BYC can seem kind of big and maybe somewhat confusing at first but just poke around on various forums, articles and threads...before you know it, you'll be posting in your sleep (like me, lol).
     

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