Originally Posted by chicharomirinda
Happy Birthday, Seth!
Hope the girls settle down soon, Missy! It's business as usual over here, thankfully. I think it was definitely smart for me to keep Gunda so pecking order would not need to be reestablished--at least not the top spot. The chickens did not venture out much today. Just went out on their porch and then came back inside the coop. I gave them a whole cabbage to entertain themselves with.
I definitely think you need to grab that BO roo, Ron! I'm trying my best to enable you.
glad your chick made it through the night ok, horseshowmomnv. Hopefully they will all be fine. 27 is a lot. I had 25 and boy did they grow fast. They were crammed in the brooder like sardines at the end. I was building the coop as they were growing. We got them out there at 6 weeks. What a relief!
Hi sheryl, I hope you can figure out something for Patty. I'm sure it's hard to see her sick and not know what to do for her.
stevienay, glad your coop is holding up. Ours is too. although when it rained heavily, we had some water come in the window openings because we just have plastic stapled up over the hw cloth right now and some of the plastic came unfastened with the wind. Haven't made actual windows yet. It's on the long to-do list, though.
I'll be back in a little while some photos of the porch and ramp I made for the coop. I'm also going to try to finish naming all my chickens. Missy puts me to shame. She had names for the ones she got from me weeks before she even got them.
On the way back home yesterday, Sahara asked about Taco. She wants the RIR chick from the Ideal order, and she's going to name her Taco. I told her, "Taco might not even be layed yet!" Even the virtual chickens have names.
If we took the welsummer that was laying, she's taking a break. I found one egg that looked different... it was the size of the faverolles eggs but the color of Original's eggs. So I don't know whose it was, but the faverolles all lay flesh-colored eggs so I think it's from one of the new girls.
So far the pecking order is: Queen Original, Princess Sour, Lady Tom Kha Gai... Shawarma apparently is Sour's whipping girl. I tried to move her to the opposite perch, but she just went back for more abuse. Cacciatore is a peasant but content to hang out by herself. She'll get along well with the faverolles. I'm not sure where Tikka stands, but she's not on the offense so I think she'll also be in the peasant population. Sweet was just hanging out on the perch, not minding anyone else.
Edited by americanvalkyrie - 2/27/12 at 8:50pm