Unladenswallow

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Unladenswallow, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Unladenswallow

    Unladenswallow In the Brooder

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    We are not totally new to chickens but I am new to chicks. I have 16 on the way the week Of April 9th. One Golden Polish (Male) , 4 whiting true blue, 4 whiting true greens, 3 buff orphingtons, 3 New Hampshire reds, and one odd one.

    I found you all while researching options for a brooder with no lamp and discovered the heating pad method. I’m leaning towards that. (I’d love detailed instructions)

    I have 3 kiddos. 14, 9, and 12.

    We lost most of our flock to Marek’s last year and the remaining hens ended up in the neighbors coop. (They had the plague too) so we are starting over with vaccinated chicks and hoping for the best.
     
  2. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
     
  3. Unladenswallow

    Unladenswallow In the Brooder

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    Thanks. The list of first aid supplies was overwhelming. I was going to have chick electrolytes ready to go when they arrive. That was it. There’s a tractor supply 10 minutes from my house.
     
  4. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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  5. Trux

    Trux Songster

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    Welcome I am new here also and sorry to hear about your flock. Wishing you better luck this time with vaccinated birds. We had ours vaccinated and have only lost one and she was 4 months when she died. She was good one day and gone the next, and let me tell you it prompted some serious worry right off, but the rest of the flock is doing great.
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your flock. That is every flock owners worst nightmare. Best of luck this time and :welcome
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Unladenswallow :frow Welcome!

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    This is a link to the Mama Heating Pad 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.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    You may also be interested in this link:
     
  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens - hope your chicks will continue to do well. Marek's is everywhere
     
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