New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jellystone, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. jellystone

    jellystone New Egg

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    This year I jumped in with both feet and 46 chicks. 10 weeks later and down to 45 chickens, I finally have questions and frustrations. I'm hoping to learn a lot from your experience. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    welcome to BYC :) What kind of questions do you have?
     
  3. Cleveland 77

    Cleveland 77 New Egg

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    I have 14 hens and 1 rooster. It seems like 2 or 3 are losing there wings. Why is that
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the BYC flock, what breeds do you have?
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the BYC flock, what breeds do you have?
     
  7. jellystone

    jellystone New Egg

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    Thank you. New Hampshire Red (26 cockerels), Buff Rocks (3 male, 2 female), and Dominiques (14 straight run). I also have 2 Silver Appleyards and 4 Welsh Harlequins. They free range inside electronets. At night I have to isolate three buffs, all the dominiques, and separate the ducks. It has become a housing nightmare.
     
  8. jellystone

    jellystone New Egg

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    The Dominiques are terrified of the other chickens and have been since I introduced them at 3 weeks. They had been in separate brooders. Except for free ranging together, I still isolate them at night. Should I have brooded them in mixed groups? The New Hampshires and Rocks were so much healthier and active from the day I got them in the mail.
     
  9. Cleveland 77

    Cleveland 77 New Egg

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    14 roade island reds, and 3 black sex links
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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