Newbie From WA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2GigglyGirls, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. 2GigglyGirls

    2GigglyGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2013
    Just introducing myself! Our story is a bit funny... I am more of a rural / city girl and I married a man that grew up on a farm in MT. One day he decided that we needed chickens and rabbits for our girls to become better people.... I didn't like birds. Within a month, I was the one that was the most in love with our hens! We ended up with hodge-podge of chickens and one rooster (that was sold to us as a hen). We have a Silkie rooster, a Speckled Susex hen and a Japanese Blonde Bantam hen. I've joined this forum because our Bantam had 3 chicks hatch (oldest was to bring eggs in daily, but she secretly let some stay under the Bantam since she wanted chicks)... the first didn't hatch normally and one leg was sticking out. The other two zipped normal and are doing find but our first seems to have some hip / stance issues and I want to help it and just posted photos.

    My husband calls me the chicken lady, but I think I'm just a mother hen. I am still learning, but adore my beasts and really hope to do all I can for our little special needs chick to get her / him the best chances and keeping up with the other two!
  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from glad you joined us. You will get some expert advice soon on your little chick, Im sure.
    Best of luck with your new chicks
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    I see that you also posted to the Emergency/Diseases section, so hopefully someone with experience with this will respond. I'm pretty sure that I've seen some solutions posted on here.

    But, for now, let me just say, [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2013
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC :) Glad you joined.
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from another in washington state glad yoe joined es!
  6. 2GigglyGirls

    2GigglyGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2013
    Thanks! We just did the bandaid trick... boy, little guy is just freaking out! I'm hoping it gets over that part quick (breaking my heart!). At least the little wings are getting a workout...??? :rolleyes:

    I have a feeling I'll be here more often, for sure! I will say that it truly warms the heart when you see your husband create a mush of water and medicated baby crumble and feed with a syringe to boost your chick's chances! Very endearing!!
  7. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2010
    Welcome from Seattle. There is a very active WA thread on BYC.
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Hi, another welcome from Renton

  9. 2GigglyGirls

    2GigglyGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2013

    Funny! We're in Renton too! Back side, top of May Valley!!

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