-Why does the my SLW face turn so pale when she is cuddling up with me? Its so crazy how fast it turns to such a light pink color and its only when she is relaxed in my arms. And the second she hears a odd sound it will be back to red-red almost instantly. Is it because she is so relaxed so the blood isnt flowing as much?
-I believe my 2 chickens were from hatcheries, does this mean a shorter life span? I believe I read that somewhere and was curious. Is it because they lay more eggs than the average chicken?
-How accurate is sex-link chicks for differentiating gender? Are they ever mixed to the point where it may be inaccurate? (does that make sense?)
-What does it mean when a hen is all of a sudden talking way more than they usually do? Today my chicken who is typically a little chatty, was soooo loud! It was like staccoto (sp?) "ba-ba-ba-ba" for a good 10 seconds over and over again. And she also seemed a little paranoid too but for no reason and nothing out of the ordinary. Just curious if there are reasons they will go in spurts of crazy noises.
-It kind of freaks me out thinking of them eating ticks, do the ticks die pretty quickly once they are swallowed? Do bees ever sting them when they eat them?
-I see sooo many chickens on here who get sick/die for some reason or another but obviously you dont hear about the ones who dont. So how often does the average hen run into the average sickness?
How often does the average become eggbound?
How often does the average have sour crop?
How often does the average get mites or lice?
What percent would you guess die from a illness or disease before dying of old age? (This does not include predator attacks)
Obviously it varies but it would be nice to get an idea.....
Im a curious girl :) Thanks for any insight! Im sure I will think of more....