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  1. Jackjackandbernice

    Jackjackandbernice Chirping

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    17570.jpeg Recently came into a bunch of chickens that were rescued from an abandoned coop. My sister in law and I have been rehabilitating them and kept finding ourselves on this site whenever we needed a question answered, so I finally decided to make an account so we could ask questions directly as they came up. There are 8 chickens, 2 of which I'm fairly certain are Easter eggers, 2 guineas, 1 silkie, and we are unsure about the other 3 in regards to breed. They are all a joy though, and while we were pretty sure at first the silkie wouldn't make it, thanks in part to information from this site, s/he's doing great.
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  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    WELCOME! Aww.. You aquired some cuties. Glad your Silkie made it, they are so sweet!
     
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  3. Jackjackandbernice

    Jackjackandbernice Chirping

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    Thanks, it was in really rough shape for the first week, but has been steadily improving. I made another thread with better pictures of some of them looking for thoughts on breeds and genders, if you'd like to look: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/need-help-with-breed-and-genders.1322106/
     
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  4. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello Jackjackandbernice.
    Welcome to BYC.
    Are you sure you've got that rehabilitating business the right way round?:D
     
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  5. Jackjackandbernice

    Jackjackandbernice Chirping

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    Haha, well they've definitely been source of happiness. I had no idea how nice it was to just hang out with chickens and what great personalities they had until now. They're each unique quirky, and fun. The silkie is named Bernice (unless it turns out to be a he, and it was in such rough shape when we got it, it couldn't walk, much less escape out of the shoebox we transported it in to keep it separate from the others. Now it's a rowdy, snuggly ball of love and it's been so fulfilling. Unfortunately about 9 chickens had already died by the time the coop was discovered, so these guys are all survivors. Including a pic of Bernice day 1. We gently rinsed her off as she had black gunk up to her chest, and this was her right after. 17421.jpeg

    And this is her now: 20190712_120358.jpg
     
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    :welcome @Jackjackandbernice

    How nice of you to take in these rescues!
    Enjoy your time here with us all on BYC :frow
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    What a miraculous rescue! You are definitely cut out to be chicken parents at Backyard Chickens.:thumbsup If you have clear photos of them you can post them at "What breed or gender is this?" and the great people there will sort them out for you.

    Too bad the people who abandoned them didn't go to jail for their crimes. Nowadays it's just too easy for folks to walk away from chickens, horses, dogs, cattle and in many circumstances their own children.
     
  9. Jackjackandbernice

    Jackjackandbernice Chirping

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    I have made a thread with a few of the babies, so please check them out: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/need-help-with-breed-and-genders.1322106/
     
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