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Just got back in from the latest chick adventure, I live in central CA, not much here, an hour and a half from the beach and the mountains and 3 from LA and SF.  We get weather mood swings here, cold winter hot summer and little in between.  We have about a month of fall, then bam, cold and fog.

post #182 of 270

yippiechickieyippiechickieyippiechickieyippiechickieyippiechickieyippiechickie Yaaay Floyd!!!!!!!


Edited by mommissan - 10/7/11 at 12:26pm

Chickens, I need more chickens.... and ducks too, yeah some ducks too!

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Chickens, I need more chickens.... and ducks too, yeah some ducks too!

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post #183 of 270

celebrate hip hip hurray! Go Floyd!

post #184 of 270

wee Yeah Floyd!! WooHoo!!
Actually Gout is caused by too high protein/calcium feed when they're little. That's one reason why NOT to start layer rations until the hens actually start laying.

Although in my case, I did it the right way. roll She started with what we thought was just crop impaction, that's why we took her to the vet for surgery, but it turned out that it was just FOOD that was impacted. After that we did bloodwork and found that her kidneys weren't getting rid of the uric acid (gout). So that was why her food wasn't going through her system, it wasn't an impaction at all.  I do  think though, there is a pre-disposition to having a problem. Just like humans, some are more prone to heart disease, diabetes... if you have an underlying issue, and don't eat right, it can kill you.  Now that I know this is a contributor to gout, I've started my new babies on Organic soy free (fish protein) starter food. And I don't think I'll even use layer feed, I'm just going to offer them oyster shell and let them do what they please. I'm hoping that these guys will be fine. fl Clara was a hatchery chick that was hatched in a classroom. She was SUPPOSED to be a duck egg, but nope. I had taken her back to her hatch classroom for the past 2 years to show the kiddies what a full grown chicken looks like. She would sit in her tub of dirt and dig for bugs, and let them pet her comb and feel her legs and soft feathers. It was always a hit with the kiddies. Now I'm hoping little Penny and Peaches will be sweet enough to carry on her legacy. I don't have a million chickens, Clara was my first, these two new ones are living in the house in her cage, so I KNOW how attached we can become to these little birdies. I'm so glad that Floyd is doing better.

post #185 of 270

Yeaaaaa!!!!! So glad Floyd is feeling better!!!!!

Boyfriend, 1 teenage boy, 1 sheltie, 1 brussels terrier, 15 chickens
2 RIR, 2 BO, 2 White rocks, 1 white crested polish, 1 barred rock cochin, 7 mixed breed hens
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Boyfriend, 1 teenage boy, 1 sheltie, 1 brussels terrier, 15 chickens
2 RIR, 2 BO, 2 White rocks, 1 white crested polish, 1 barred rock cochin, 7 mixed breed hens
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post #186 of 270
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He's still a little weak and of course skinny, but he has a full crop now! celebrate I haven't been able to even tell he had a crop for a few days because he never put enough in it and now he's got a nice little bulge after eating his yumyums. I really hope I used the Wazine long enough to get those darn worms out of him. I haven't seen him pass more than one dead worm, though. I posted a topic on the Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures forum and I got a maybe on cocci and someone who said it sounded like internal or external parasites. I don't want to shock his system with all these different types of stuff I'm putting in his water, but she said to start using Valbazen now. I just restarted his corid and wanted to do the five day cycle of it. barnie

Good luck on those new babies Mudsow! I'm sure they're going to be just fine. And like you said, I think some are more susceptible to diseases too.

It's so funny that Clara was supposed to be a duck gig. And hey, I bet she was one hell of a happy chicken with those dogs and getting to chill in the garage all the time. Of course her legacy will continue through Penny and Peaches. Each animal, dog, cat, chicken, and whatever else has their own little special personality. Clara had hers and Penny and Peaches will surprise you with theirs.

post #187 of 270
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Originally Posted by mstrrlm 

Solution to cat problem grab cat by tail spin it around real fast and let it go!  It is called the CAT-a-Pult lau


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post #188 of 270

Awww he/she is adorable!! She/he was so lucky you were there. I worry about the same thing with my cats and my chicks, my one cat is a natural born hunter so I have been extra careful with him in the house. But I've been trying to introduce him to them and let me know they are NOT FOOD. I've let him sniff the big ones when they are on my lap and he likes to sit in front of their pen and watch them, so I hope one day he'll get the point, PETS NOT FOOD.

post #189 of 270

Yes, they were supposed to be duck eggs. The sad part about it is that it was about 3 days before the TEACHER realized it was a chicken NOT a duck. AFTER HATCH !!
HELLO, no webbed feet, no flat floppy bill. It's a good thing she didn't put it in water! lol ep

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Originally Posted by Mudsow 

Yes, they were supposed to be duck eggs. The sad part about it is that it was about 3 days before the TEACHER realized it was a chicken NOT a duck. AFTER HATCH !!
HELLO, no webbed feet, no flat floppy bill. It's a good thing she didn't put it in water! lol ep


goodness and she is teaching our children

Patience is the ability to put up with people you'd like to put down.
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Patience is the ability to put up with people you'd like to put down.
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