no pictures, didnt happen
Well, I get the lousy mean chicken owner award tonight. I was sick of crawling under the coop in the 18" space for the stupid March 25 chicks that are not going back in the coop at dusk. Of course they have no adult examples. So I hosed them to the ladder. A few I had to get out if the corner afterwards. I felt like a worm.
no you dont, i dont even lock mine up anymore
I'm still catching up, but I never catch up in time before everyone bails for bed, so a post first.
Long day - I crashed for hours right when I got home from work, then woke up with just enough time for chicken chores. Alas, only got the water changed and the babies' feed topped off, because I discovered that someone pecked Goodwin's tail feathers and back (probably on the roost) and that included some blood feathers, so he was bleeding. He is so hand tame - even though I had to pull out the blood feather stubs (to get them to stop bleeding), he was really good. I cleaned his little stubs and sprayed vetericyn, and got the brooder set up as a little home for him to remove, but I needed to watch for a little bit to ensure he was no longer bleeding. (This photo is after it blood feather stubs pulled and blood cleaned off)
I gave him the choice, and he wanted to watch Star Wars.
He is so very very sweet and such a cuddle monkey. I've never had a bird that was both injured and brought into a new unfamiliar environment (to heal) be so calm and unflappable. He just draped his head and neck over my arm and watched the movie until I put him to bed in the brooder. I have already decided to keep him (hence the name). Because he has pea comb genetics (with associated pea comb feather pattern that I want in my naked necks), blue egg genetics, AND lavender genetics, he will get his own Gigolo love shack, as I fully plan on crossing him with EVERYONE - he's going to be a busy, busy boy. Maybe he's so mellow because he knows...
Off to finish the read-back...
- Ant Farm
that is just too funny
sorry im late to the party
1 more day of work then a 4 day weekend. Gonna be one of those fungible days with all kinds of craziness to make up for downtime over the long weekend though so we will see how it goes. Hope yall have a wonderful day and I will check in as I get time. Also, broody didn't get to check for eggs till late last night. Broody had swapped nest ugggh. Got her back on the right nest but not sure how long she was off. Time will tell I suppose.
Good luck with your broody!
@DwayneNLiz Good Morning
Good morning ms sally!
so long as you dont mind pointless rambling chit chat lol
that is VERY hard to believe
i'll trade you anytime lol
Locking down tomorrow; should be interesting, given all the RH problems this time. Running in low 20's the last few days trying to get AC's in line. Should I still try to push it up to the 50's or 60's like normal for the hatch, or let it where it is?. Haven't seen much improvement in AC size since day 14.
i like the toy ones
i would go with something bigger with tucker maybe a phoenix hen, theyre broody