New to all of this. Hello!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VKat, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. VKat

    VKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello :)
    I am very happy to have found this active forum. It's wonderful to have a community with so much information and experience being shared.
    I am brand new to keeping birds, and want to learn as much as possible. I have

    2 Black Australrop hens that are almost laying age. (they are beautiful!)
    1 young Golden Red Pheasant (male)
    1 young Lady Amherst Pheasant (sex undetermined)
    1 sad 3 week old Eastern Wild Turkey poult

    and then added
    2 more turkey poults to befriend and help out the little turkey. One is a Royal Palm, and one is a Bronze.


    So far the chickens are wonderful, the pheasants are a bit stressed, and the lonely turkey who would not eat or drink is turning around and I hope making progress.
    We plan to construct an aviary for the pheasants and turkeys to have lots of space.
    Any advice?
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Greetings from Oregon! [​IMG] I have Black Australorps, too! Wishing you all the best!
     
  3. TwoCrows

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

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  4. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from the Ocean State!
     
  5. VKat

    VKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for the welcome :) and the links :D
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on the links provided by Two Crows.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed; very hardy, calm and gentle, and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sometimes when there are baby poults - people put a young chick in with them as a "turkey tutor," to show them where feed and water are, etc. Chickens can carry Black Head disease to turkeys but, I think it has to have already been in the soil.

    Adult tom turkeys can and have killed chicken hens, attempting to breed them. So it is a good idea to keep them totally apart. Don't know anything about pheasants so I will pass on that one.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     

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