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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dogtrainerchick, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Dogtrainerchick

    Dogtrainerchick Just Hatched

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    Hi my name's Louise & up until last year life with my 4 hens was just fine. But one by one they died in quick succession last fall. One had an impacted egg, another got blocked or sour crop & went blind then shortly after started acting terribly (I couldn't let her live like that) then the third was snuck up on by a stray cat & I guess it scared her to death. There was no blood or carnage just lots of feathers everywhere. I have one girl left now & I thought I better do everything I can to give her the long, peaceful life she deserves. She is incredibly happy as she was the lowest in the pecking order & the others were brutal with her :(. She's gained weight & her comb is full of color & not covered in scabs or holes from being picked on by others. I'm hoping to learn more valuable information to keep her healthy & happy. So glad to be here!
     
  2. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of most of your hens. I hope you find what your searching for here and she has a good healthy life.
     
  3. GaChicklette

    GaChicklette Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Louise---I'm glad you joined us and I hope that things moving forward are better for your chicks/hens. It is so hard to lose our babies no matter whether feathered or furred...so big hugs. I think you'll get a lot of info from this site as I am (new too!) and welcome!
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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Louise [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am so sorry to hear of your losses [​IMG]

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Great to meet you Louise, especially since you are a "dog trainer chick." I am a major dog lover. Sorry for the misfortune of your 3 hens. At least the survivor got to benefit, sounds like she is acting like a born again hen. Some breeds of chicken are especially aggressive. Maybe you could get different breeds that would be kinder to your hen.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Louise, and [​IMG]! It's great to have you in our flock! Best wishes to you and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  7. Dogtrainerchick

    Dogtrainerchick Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! We are in East Texas :)
     
  8. vachick15

    vachick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! I am so sorry for the losses of your chickens, but I hope you like it here and learn lots!
     
  9. OrgFutureFarms

    OrgFutureFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I am currently in East Texas myself I have been looking for Brahma Chicks
     

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