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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dferg36, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. dferg36

    dferg36 New Egg

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    Good afternoon!! I am very new at raising chickens and a sweet friend recommended this site. So here I am. I just acquired 4 hens and a rooster.... so on with the new adventure!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on your new flock :D What breed/s have you started out with? The learning Center is are at place to start for lots of super articles that are very helpful ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new venture. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. dferg36

    dferg36 New Egg

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    Honestly I don't know. I think one of the hens may be an australorp. I received them through someone else and don't know how well they were taken care of. I'm trying to be as organic as possible. Built a coop, but want to have free range. I have skimmed through and read several posts here. I did buy DE to sprinkle on the chicken house floors. I believe a couple, if not all have scaly leg mites and I will start working on that immediately. I did wonder what would be best to use for worming, and how often. After reading some of the posts (like having tapeworms in the eggs) I want them taken care of quickly. Would you recommend worming now? I only want a few, and want them to be healthy.
     
  5. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if you have an Austrolorp hen you are lucky. my Black Austrolorps lay a ton!
     
  6. Nofowlplay

    Nofowlplay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]BYC! Best site for all about chickens! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Since you are not familiar with how they were raised, I would worm them and definitely treat them all for mites.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope you have a wonderful summer! :)
     
  9. nana3387

    nana3387 Just Hatched

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    Hi there! Welcome! Sounds like you are on your way to success!
    If you are interested in learning about my flock here at the Savage Farm, getting tips, and reading great stories, visit the link in my bio[​IMG] I share all kinds of crazy stories about my animals!
     
  10. dferg36

    dferg36 New Egg

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    What would you recommend for worming? I would like to be as organic as possible. I have added Diatemaceous Earth to their feed.
     

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