TNCHICKIE new to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TNchickie, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. TNchickie

    TNchickie New Egg

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    I am a chicken mama to 11 Backyard Chickens. We had a group of 5 that we raised from chicks, everything was going great and then added 3 babies this past spring and it's been a wild ride since then. Raccoon attacks, more babies, mycoplasm, chicken shots, first molt and now lice. I've been reading BYC for over a year and have learned so much. I finally decided to join and might even post here or there. I feel like I've learned more about chickens in the last year than I thought I could and now I've learned there's lots more to learn.
     
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  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you purchased some poultry dust for your chickens yet? That should help with the lice. A good coop and run cleaning a layer of the poultry dust will help too, you also dust the birds.
     
  3. TNchickie

    TNchickie New Egg

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    we got some dust but it's only 0.25% permerthrin. MOst of the stuff I've read about is higher concentrated. I spent the entire day dipping and bathing chickens and cleaning the coop. Tomorrow when they are completely dry I'm going to dust the birds with DE, wood ash and sand bath. I've dusted the coop with DE and I'm reading up on the dust to see if I want to go with the .25% or buy something more higher concentrated. I've decided it's always an adventure with chickens
     
  4. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like it'll be fine.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, TNchickie, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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