Tar Box Hollow Poultry

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  1. Treating Coccidiosis

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  1. Tarboxhollowpoultry.com

    Tarboxhollowpoultry.com In the Brooder

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    I was raised with chickens in my backyard on a small acreage in South Dakota. I guess I liked them but never thought too much about them. I grew up got married and we bought a small acreage in Nebraska.

    We lived on the acreage for several years, then one day knowing my dad had some bantam chickens and I decided it would be nice to get a few, we already had a big barn so it would be easy to keep them. We got 6 bantams and my kids and I adored them, here is where we started our amazing chicken journey.

    My kids were growing up and they joined 4H, and of course logically I had to get some chicks for their 4H projects. I went to our local farm store, and to my delight, I discovered their were so many different breeds to purchase. We bought several different breeds and we had so much fun growing them up and showing them.

    One thing led to another over the years and we started selling "fertilized hatching eggs" two years ago and plan to sell eggs and chicks in spring of 2018. We have around 15 different breeds, no exact number but likely around 300 birds. We have the true ameraucanas; blue, black and splash, to our amazement, we hatched several splash birds this spring, they are beautiful. We also have Salmon Faverolles bantam and standard, lavender splash orpington, blue rose combs, all colors of d'uccles, black and birchen cochins, Wyandotte's, Sussex, polish and more. Planning to get a couple more new breeds in the spring as well.

    This spring I had breakouts of coccidiosis and that brought me to Back Yard Chickens for advice many times, which has been very helpful, I love the posts from members. I have been particularly interested in raising chickens naturally and keeping them healthy with herbs.

    I enjoy gardening, cooking, and photography. We grow a large garden on our small acreage, my inspiration comes from my dad who was a truck farmer, we grew acers of melons and tomatoes. We eat from our garden and orchard year round. Combining my other loves cooking and photography, I designed a food blog sliceoftaste.com and blog for Grit Magazine occasionally.

    One of my future plans, is to grow a large herb garden for my chickens and dry the herbs for year round feeding. From my readings here, I have been experimenting by adding herbs and essential oils to their food and water and it seems to be working. I have been using herbs, oregano, rosemary, garlic, thyme, and sage, keep the posts coming on raising chickens naturally.


    Chickens are amazing creatures and we love spending time with our chickens, we like to sit and watch them scurry around the yard. We pick them up, we feed them treats and bugs, you know there is nothing like a good cricket or grasshopper to a chicken, they love'em. I am happy to be a member now of Back Yard Chickens I look forward to learning more about raising chickens healthy and naturally, keep on posting!

     

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. So glad to hear BYC has already been helpful to you.
     
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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in am make yourself at home.:highfive:
    I think the safest thing to use to treat an outbreak of Coccidiosis is Corid.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Great job on the introduction - welcome to BYC.
     
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  5. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

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    Hello there! :frow And :welcome It is wonderful to have you here with us, best wishes! :)
     
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  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC Broody with chicks.jpeg

    You are doing a great job!
     
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  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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  8. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya Loved your intro
     
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    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    You have definitely come to the right place for all the fun and learning!

    I use both conventional medicine and alternative methods to heal and keep them healthy. There are times herbs and home concoctions work, however sometimes you need to step it up with dugs to save their lives.

    Good luck with your chicken adventures and welcome to our flock! :)
     

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