Originally Posted by lvie
Good day chickie friends. I started a part-time job this a.m. Of course I love it so far. Close by, gets me out and about, hopefully I will be able to keep up with all the other stuff I do. We will see
SC is doing well. I feed her from one of the those kiddie medicine dispensers - the kind that looks like a needle syringe without the needle. She sucks it right up and that little beak is just flapping to get the food and water. She definitely does not have a splayed leg. It is more deformed. But it is splinted as if it were splayed. I figure that she is rapidly forming a bone structure at this age and that the splint may help later. I hold her with both feet in my palm and her head propted between my fingers. She already seems to be comfortable with that position and knows its eating time. I do notice that she is holding herself up a little better for a small amount of time after being fed. The boys are hanging with her more than when I first brought them home.
Thanks Ralphie. I appreciate you trusting me with this little girl.
I am the one that cannot be trusted. I goofed up and lost 2 little girls.
I thought I had made the mama cave safe. I did not 2 got stuck under a fold in it and died. I feel like poop.
I have rebuilt the Mama cave so that can never happen again.
I do not understand it though, When I lose a chick I can almost always say it was nature and not going to live or point to something I did that killed it..
So why is it those people that had two birds die are still pointing at me??? (I told them I would replace them, but I am in no rush to do so) Otherwise all of mine look healthy.
I have just made a brooder outside for Andy and his friends. They will be going under a heat lamp out there. It is a big stock tank. I will be running to Monticello this afternoon to get some more bulbs. I like to have 2 heat lamps shining into the tank when it is this early/cold in the year, incase one bulb burns out.
Andy has to be moved out before Sunday when the new guys come.