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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cookydook, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. cookydook

    cookydook New Egg

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    Hi everyone. I have to say I love this site. Its very informative and everyone seems so helpful. I am new to owning chickens, but I think I may just become a crazy chicken lady lol.
    I am a vet nurse but have never had much to do with birds. But I have recently rescued a couple of hens that have come into the local animal shelter. I am wanting to learn so I can pass information on to clients and also to the vet I work with, who doesn't know a lot about chickens.
    I currently have one almost retired layer red shaver, 2 younger red shavers (one who is currently on medication for an infection), and a barred rock cross with 2 3-4 week old chicks.
    Thanks in advance for all information/help given :)
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Ask whatever question you may have and all of us will try to help the best we can. I'm already a crazy poultry boy. My dream job is veterinarian.
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  3. Cryssie

    Cryssie Out Of The Brooder

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    WELCOME!!
     
  4. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have you visited the Learning Center? It's the best place to start an education. You might also lurk on the "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread - some of the respondents have poultry knowledge well beyond that of a typical vet. There just aren't enough avian vets
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on drumstick diva; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Drumstick diva is correct (she usually is, lol) about the lack of vet's with knowledge about birds so whatever you pass on to yours will be helpful. There is so much information here, you can use the Search bar (upper left corner, under the logo) to find just about anything you want to know. And of course, always feel free to ask questions.

    Thanks for joining us and have fun with your new flock!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    cookydook New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcomes on this tread too :) This is certainly a very informative site and everyone is very friendly :)
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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