Newbie in Oklahoma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sjarboe, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. sjarboe

    sjarboe New Egg

    Jul 29, 2014
    My name is Sarah. Well, kinda newbie. We have 2 hens we got at Southern Ag when they were 3-4 weeks old. they are 8 weeks and thriving.
    We loved them so much we ordered 4 more from My Pet Chicken. The 1 day old chicks arrived today.3 of 4 are doing great.1 is really struggling :( I will post questions on boards but wanted to introduce myself.
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Sarah, [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Sounds like you should feed them some hard boiled egg's and put some ACV in the drinking water .. [​IMG]
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Sarah! Glad you decided to join our flock. Congratulations on your new chicks. I'm sorry one of them is doing poorly and hope it recovers. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your ailing chick.
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on your new chicks! Sometimes shipping is hard on chicks and dehydration can really get them. So you might add some electrolytes or even Pedialyte to the water for a couple days. Even a couple tablespoons of sugar in one quart of water can make a big difference. Keep dipping the beak in the water to get her hydrated.

    Good luck and I hope the little baby pulls thru. [​IMG]
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your chick is OK.
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2, shipping is very stressful on chicks. After they arrive check for pasty butt, keep them very warm and put some sugar in the water.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hope the little chick makes it, shipping is stressful to birds and their owners.

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