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

  1. Dogtrainerchick

    Dogtrainerchick In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2017
    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 Songster

    Mar 16, 2017
    Somewhere in Maryland
    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 In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2017
    Rockmart, Georgia
    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!
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
  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

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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 Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    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 In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2017
    Thanks for the warm welcome! We are in East Texas :)

  8. vachick15

    vachick15 Free Ranging

    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 In the Brooder

    May 16, 2017
    East Texas
    I am currently in East Texas myself I have been looking for Brahma Chicks

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