Newbie from Adairsville, GA!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by littlemissstang, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. littlemissstang

    littlemissstang Out Of The Brooder

    43
    0
    29
    Sep 16, 2012
    Hello! I found this site when we were looking up some remedies for our new chickens! We had chickens when I was little, but since then I haven't been around many but we wanted to have fresh eggs for our family! So we started our own little flock! We have six Rhode Island Reds with a rooster (half black Austrolupe and Red), two bantam Cochins, and one Cornish X. We have had them almost seven months. We had them all seperated from each other when we got them, just like one of your threads stated in here. We still have two of the reds seperate because they had a runny nose and we gave them the antibotics that were recomended. Now they don't have a runny nose, but one of them looks like her feathers have been "chewed" on. I look forward to talking with all of you! [​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,878
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, littlemissstang, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here. Unsure of the age of your birds but if they are mature, it could be molting. Feathers get very dull and jagged. Just one possibility. Anyway, best of luck to you and your flock!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,307
    8,153
    666
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    12,406
    497
    338
    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,519
    482
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     
  6. littlemissstang

    littlemissstang Out Of The Brooder

    43
    0
    29
    Sep 16, 2012
    Thank you all for the warm welcome! And thanks for the information redsoxs! I was hoping that was all that was wrong with her. I'm not even sure about their age. But, one of them is laying! Yay! But, since they had the runny noses, i'm afraid to eat their eggs. We have been feeding them to my Great White Pyreness. He loves them and hasn't gotten sick from them. Is it ok to eat their eggs or to let them be with the other chickens? Or should I just keep them away from the rest? I'm just not sure what to do. [​IMG] I am just so happy that they are ok now! Thanks again, Veronica!
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    19,033
    1,558
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    The antibiotic you used should have a withdrawal time, the amount of time the eggs should be discarded, on the packaging, or you can do an internet search for it.
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    20,239
    148
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,854
    107
    218
    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined. Glad your chickens are feeling better
     
  10. PFSfarmer

    PFSfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    165
    1
    71
    Sep 25, 2012
    TEXAS
    My Coop
    There is great people and info here [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by