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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nakedcatlady, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. nakedcatlady

    nakedcatlady New Egg

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    [​IMG]. Hi my name is Amy and we just got 5 hens taken from a very bad situation. I have never had chickens before but have babysitted my neighbors chickens before. I am trying to read a ton to give them everything they need.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Be sure to check out the Learning Center: Learning Center Articles It has lots of information for new chicken owners.

    Good luck with your new hens!
     
  3. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    You have come to the right place. Thanks for joining.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I would definitely check out the Learning Center. Also, feel free to ask any specific questions that you have! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  5. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on your new flock! Because these birds came from a bad situation, you might give them a good over all exam looking for mites or bugs. Bugs are common in dirty unkept conditions. Look around the vent, behind the neck and under the wings. You might see a lot of broken feathers, red skin, eggs around the feather shafts near the skin (it will look like black dirt) and the combs can be pale as well. Many times when they have external bugs they have internal parasites as well. So you might get them wormed. Worms will destroy the birds real quick and kill them. Check out this link on worms and worming from our learning center....https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/internal-parasites-parasitic-worms-in-chickens

    And here is another article on mites and what to do about them as well...https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mites-chicken-pests-how-to-protect-your-chickens-from-mites

    You might take a look at this entire section on keeping your birds healthy and happy too...https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/maintaining-a-healthy-flock

    You might also get your birds on some probiotics. Probiotics help to boost the immune system. 70% of the immune system is in the intestinal tract which is where most pathogens take hold in the body. So get some oxygen and healthy bacteria in the crop and intestines and this will help to keep your birds healthy.

    Enjoy your new flock! If you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] So glad you joined us.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a beautiful flock with some good layers in it. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your new flock!
     
  10. nakedcatlady

    nakedcatlady New Egg

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    [​IMG] thank you everyone! I went today and brought them a heated water feeder and a food feeder for them. They seem to like it!
     

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