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New to Chickens from southwest Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stacymath7, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. stacymath7

    stacymath7 Hatching

    Jul 28, 2010
    Hello! I'm Stacy and my family is new to chickens. My husband farmed dairy cows for many years when he was younger, and I am a city girl. My 8 year-old son wanted to raise animals for 4H. Chickens were not what I had in mind, but our friend found some being sold at the county fair. He offered his land in the country for a place to keep them. He said he would help care for them. It has been a learning experience for all of us. My little guy learned very quickly that they don't all make it. Your forum was recommended by a friend. I had glanced at it for ideas on coops, but it came in very useful last night. We have two baby hens and one baby rooster. Our rooster had something wrong with his neck. Your forum helped me find information leading me to believe he has crookneck. When I got the vitamins today and went back out to get him, he looked pretty bad. We were able to give him water through a dropper.

    Well, I guess I'm doing more than introducing myself. It's been a tough learning experience for all of us. It's nice to know there is a forum like this where we can learn.
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    [​IMG] I'm sorry you needed the forum for that! I hope the little guy does ok!! [​IMG]
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    [​IMG] I'm personally glad that the forum was here to help you with your problem. Isn't it such a great resource? That is how we originally found BYC also. We had a hen that got attacked by a coon and with the help of the good folks here was able to nurse her back to health! I also wanted to invite you to one of the biggest Chickenstocks in the country, the Indiana Chickenstock 2010. It is on Saturday, August 7. It's a wonderful way to meet chicken people from all over the state, buy, sell, and trade chickens,turkeys,ducks, quail, etc... and there will be a raffle, LOTS of great homecooked food, and much more! For more info follow this link to the thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=285471
  4. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Songster

    Mar 18, 2010
    South Carolina
    [​IMG] [​IMG] glad the form was here to help you.
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from a fellow hoosier! With only a few birds, you guys could probably just have a small backyard coop??? I hope your little cockerel makes it [​IMG]
  6. JimandCillasGirls

    JimandCillasGirls In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2010
    Central Alabama
    Welcome from a fellow newbie in Alabama. Good luck on your little roo, I hope he pulls through well. [​IMG]
  7. tobin123

    tobin123 Songster

    Mar 4, 2009

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