YES - WE DO HAVE SUPPORT! AVAILABLE
If you do NOT choose to purchase ANY support you will still have 24 hours after purchase of full support to contact/call/text us with questions at no charge
This will prevent the most common problems when getting started with chickens - Bring us photos of your coop and a list of questions when you arrive to purchase your chickens
Customer support for poultry care & coop information is an $50 annual fee-based service. (paid in cash only at time of purchase) This cost is less than 14 CENTS PER day!!! and FYI - MOST VETS WILL CHARGE $300! FOR ONE VISIT
After 24 hours of purchase if you have chosen to not get the optional farm club plan, remember that we no longer accept credit cards over the phone! Read our GUARANTEE FOR ALL POULTRY PURCHASES
Please understand that some of our business income comes in part from consulting and assisting customers with coop or chicken problems.
Each coop and caregiver is different - and understand that MOTHER NATURE IS IN CONTROL 100% OF THE TIME -
We just do our best!
I LOVE helping customers! and talking about chicken care!
Remember, we love to help you with any issues about your coop or chickens' health (DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a licensed Veterinarian) BUT I get paid for my professional consultations and emergency services.
So when you are coming to purchase chickens: You will be offered at the time of pick up the OPTIONAL 911 SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR ONE FULL YEAR - $50 annual- and thats less than 14 cents a day for coop and hen care from a professional farmer!
Blue Star Ranch Support is a fee-based service that starts at $25 for a one-time assistance call, $50 annual phone package support - OR you can pay a local veterinarian around $300 for the same service.
If you need instant help and don't want to spend time doing your own Internet research to only get different answers, So what can you do? Give the Chicken Lady a call!
My many years of farming will help you. Remember not all online answers in chatrooms are correct or will even work for your problem!
Blue Star Ranch Consulting to help you with your hobby farm or how to become a profitable business selling eggs or chickens
CONTACT US for further details
We can also - video chat - phone call, email, and text to be sure we can solve your problems with chickens or your coops. GIVE US A PHONE CALL AT - 281-627-8009
If you have an ill chicken, read this page first & have these products handy. Take these steps to make your pet comfortable ASAP.
YES - WE DO HAVE SUPPORT! AVAILABLE
So if you decline our OPTIONAL "eggspert service" at the time of purchase - its understood that you will not have the 911 annual support package for future chicken/coop support-
Sometimes my phone rings and the customer says, "Hi, my name is John Doe and I bought a chicken 4 months ago and I have a question about my coop and chickens...."
Its impossible to solve most issues without seeing videos, photos, or knowing the breeds and ages of chickens, size of coop and so on, WHICH CAN TAKE 30 MINUTES OR MORE- I do not just offer junk advice of jiffy answers.
We are here to solve your problems!
If you feel that Blue Star Farm consultations and fifteen years of farm experience is not a valuable service to pay for, understand that, no one works for free.
For "eggsample" What if your own customer decides NOT to purchase the customer support for products that you sell and then he called you later for "free service" well, would you work for free? We all know that most people won't work for free. Especially a busy farmer!
Many new people that are starting their first flock will spend a fortune at the veterinarians if their chicken shows signs of illness. And it does not escape the vet's office that you will pay $$$ to save your pet!
So he offers you pills, injections, and antibiotics (in some cases it will work) but the veterinarians will not offer you natural options but instead sell you expensive medications. Your vet will not ask you about your coop health and your poultry litter. Nor, if you free range your chickens, All of these are important for your chicken's health.
NEWSFLASH!!! In some cases, your chickens may have a genetic condition (read this!) but most veterinarians will not tell you about this fact, and instead sell you expensive medications, and immunizations! (Which will NOT solve the problem!)
(Note I am NOT a licensed vet!) But I will be able to tell you what is the most likely cause for your chicken's behavior and the possible problems. Many times - making a few changes in your coop or how you care for chickens can solve many problems.
FACT- By checking your chicken's droppings on this chart here - it will tell you about your chicken's current overall health. It's also a good idea to view 3 different droppings from one chicken to see variations in the waste product before making a determination of your chicken's health.
FACT- Nearly all vets practice in small animals cats and dogs and have little or no "eggsperience with chickens"
1) READ OUR GUARANTEE PAGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT CHICKENS ARE FLOCK AGRICULTURAL BIRDS AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED UTILITY BIRDS AND THAT ARE REPLACEABLE - Some chickens can live for years as long as ten years, but understand that they are not lifetime pets.
70% to 90% of ALL chickens are carriers of Mycoplasma MG and can exhibit signs if they become stressed or sudden changes to their environment.
So to sum this up: You can see that raising chickens, all chickens when raised outdoors naturally are subject to Mother Nature & the perils of weather.
It's just that simple and it's a fact!
People that are new to poultry try to "fix" everything and it's understandable. What's my best advice: Do the best you can, and keep your chickens well-fed and safe in a proper coop.
So what do "eggperienced" poultry people do? They understand these facts and simply take care of small problems and injuries but replace chickens that become attacked by predators or severe illnesses.
You can be sure that your Grandparents did not spend $300 to cure a sick Chicken! They simply hatched more to replace the ones that are damaged or become ill.
People have changed in the last 60 years, but chickens are the same agricultural birds
So there you have my 2 cents! from someone that has raised many many thousands of chickens over the years.