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My pleasure. They are happy little birds. It was nice to meet both of you. I hope they integrate well with your little roo.
My partridge orps hatched a little chick. It appears to be blind. It wasn't going to thrive in the pen for sure. It managed to go to the next pen and the mottles picked on it. I brought it in the house and put it in with a bunch of new chicks. It can't see to eat or drink but seems very content to have chick company. I hope at least it will feel like it belongs until it dies. I've taken it to the water a few times and it drinks when I dip it's beak but then it can't find the water or feed again. Poor little thing. I can't just cull it. I put antibiotic ointment on it's eyes but I don't think it will help. His eyes are never open and if you open them they look cloudy and dull like scar tissue.
I've never seen this before and have no idea what caused it. It had been in the nest box at least 4 days without any food or water but did have a broody taking care of it. I'm surprised it is still alive.
Of course anyone who knows me well, knows I make special arrangements for the injured or those unable to function in a group.
I've been waiting all afternoon for a customer. Another no show. Grrr.
If I didn't need the money from selling the chicks I would just refuse to do business with those that don't show or call. It happens way to often.
Those campines are silly birds. I put them in a quarantine pen. They have a nice coop but wanted to roost on the roof instead. I picked up three and put them inside and the fourth walked around the roof for a while then decided not to be alone out here and jumped in for the night.
That's good. They are used to being locked in at night.
I'm sure glad we didn't get snow here, but we have gotten quite a bit of rain so it's muddy everywhere. It has been chilly here too, I agree I'm ready for a little bit warmer weather & some sun. It's been cloudy about every day. I've been concerned about my chicks out in the growout pen with these cold nights but they have learned to go into the igloo dog house at night & cuddle together, so there are enough of them to keep warm. They seem to be as happy as ever. I went out yesterday afternoon & watched them for awhile, they're so much fun to watch running & flying around in there. I stuffed some hay behind the dog houses so they wouldn't get stuck back there & not be able to get out because the corner of the pen is behind both of them. Now they just fly up & sit on top of the hay & look out of the pen. I had some small pallets in the pen that I had used one night to shut them in the dog houses before they learned to go in but I had to take them out because they learned to fly up on top of them & one escaped the pen because they were above the hardware cloth that goes around the bottom, little smarties.
Yesterday was a crazy day. I intended to clean house since it was cold out but never had a single moment to even begin. I put an add on facebook for my sabastopol goslings and spent hours answering messages. I'll know better next year. As soon as they begin hatching I'm putting up adds. I won't be holding goslings for sure if it's like yesterday was. Now I have way more orders than I can fill. I do have older ones that people are interested in but I had to order shipping boxes and I can't get a price until the boxes get here for the shipping so some of those might change their mind after getting a shipping price.
I'm very anxious though cause my birds are so overcrowded right now.
Maybe I should change my strategy and start shipping chicken chicks on line.
I'm about done with the locals. I'm so tired of getting blamed when someone has no idea how to raise chicks.
It's funny that all my knowledgable customers are really happy with my birds.
@JiltdRoyalty I sent you a PM.