Sorry, chick rant to follow
My chicks are driving me nuts. I had six chicks. I had moved them out to my grow out coop with their heating pad. They were doing great. I opened the door to let them out to the run and they figured out the ramp right away.
Last Tuesday, I got two new chicks (same age as my other ones), a maran and a olive egger. They've been under a heat lamp. I put them under the heating pad too. I locked all the chicks in the coop for two days so the new ones could used to things. The original ones were going stir crazy, so I opened the door to the run. I figured the new ones would learn from the older ones. One of the new chicks figured things out pretty quickly, going up and down as needed. The other, the maran, goes out, but won't go back in the coop. And if I open door to the run to move it back to the coop (because it looks cold), all the other chicks come charging out to the run hoping to either a) be let out out into the yard or b) get a treat. If I stuff the maran in the coop, it immediately comes back out to be with every one else.
Yesterday evening, the maran wasn't looking good, so I started all of them on corid. The maran was still alive this morning and eating and drinking. I've locked them into the coop where I guess they'll stay for the next few days.
Edited to add: My banties are all laying now though, so that's good. They even layed enough eggs for us to dye for Easter.
Also, here's one of my Easter eggers eggs dyed with a banty egg in the background. It turned out very green. It matches the tongs and the cup. I think someone here (maybe RJ?) posted about it and gave me the idea to try it.Edited by rcstanley - 3/21/16 at 9:45am