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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Charliwolf, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Charliwolf

    Charliwolf New Egg

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    Hi there,

    My name is Charlotte and I'm new to chickens. I have 10 chickens at this time. I started out getting a couple of bunnies and mytonic goats for my granddaughters, then moved into the chickens. I love them...lol.

    I have 2 barred rocks, 2 orps, a brahma, all at about 16-18 weeks. I also have a silver tophat, and a rir that are 12 weeks and 2 black laced wyandottes and a jg that are 3 weeks. I ctually got started with backyard chicken thru my pet chicken. My jg started displaying some unsettling behavior on Friday. I immediately started looking for info online, found the description of crazy chick disease and knew that's what it was. Today, first thing I called my pet chicken who told me that y'all would probably be my best help. I've read a few threads about this without joining, but decided today, that I really needed y'alls help. I hope I can save my chick, but if not, I want to know that I tried all I can.

    So that's why I joined, even though I have been on the site a few times just learning about chickens before this.

    I hope to become a well informed chicken owner, who is responsible with my animals.

    Charlotte
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hello, Charlotte, and welcome to BYC. Never have heard of 'crazy chick disease' but off to conduct an on site search.
     
  3. BackYarding GC

    BackYarding GC New Egg

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    Hi, welcome to BYC.
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh I hope your little chick is going to be ok! Have you posted in our emergency section yet? If not, here is the link.... https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Please make yourself at home here. And if you do have any questions about anything, feel free to ask.

    Good luck with your little one... I hope she makes a full recovery! :)
     
  5. RingosGarden

    RingosGarden Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! I hope your chick gets better!!

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  6. LaurelTree

    LaurelTree Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm sorry to hear about your chick and I really hope she gets better soon. Good luck with everything!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I never heard of crazy chick disease either - it must have sneaked past me ??
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I hope your little one recovers!
     
  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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