Originally Posted by Brandychick
Thanks for the welcome mountain mom. Sorry you had lice nd cold, our snow is comming Monday
Today my tom Tonto jumped the gate and went next door, he was raised there from a chick with their chickens but breaks the coop so he was sent to me and GG to start a family but he misses their chickens. Every now and then GG goes too, so that was a fun lil mornin stroll to herd them back home.
As far as the coops goes after the remodel everyone seems happy and has found a new spot. We added a roost, closed their summer window and cut a little door so the big one can stay closed to keep the wind down
here's the runaways once I got them home.
Funny how he misses his chickens!
Originally Posted by memphis
Turkeys are so cool! My elderly neighbor came down to see them. Daisy hopped right up between us on the garden bench & sat down. He sat petting her for an hour. In his mid 80's and had never petted a turkey. Annie stood in front of us barking like a seal until he took his hat off. Then she was fine. And of course the chickens were hanging out too. But Daisy was so sweet with him!
I think that is so amazing!
Originally Posted by duluthralphie
My Toms will strut 10 hours a day everyday!
We used to worry Dinner would pass out and die...
Originally Posted by feistychick
Aurora - he looks amazing!! He put on quite the strut for the ladies
Looks like they are getting along really well.... Thanks for posting the video
I just got home and one of my chickens has a horribly bloody vent that wasn't there yesterday. So must go change out of work clothes to bath a chicken and see what's going on with her. Thankfully the turkeys seem to be staying out of trouble today (unlike Ralph's lol). I hope that there's nothing too serious going on with Lola
This is not a fabulous way to start the weekend....
I hope Lola is okay!!
Aurora- Great video! Glad everyone is settling in well.
On the lice front... they seem to be dead. Haven't seen any louses. I will retreat in a week to get all eggs that may hatch. I don't know that there will be another outbreak, as I didn't see any eggs on the shafts of the feathers. But I would rather redust the ladies, and possible gentlemen, than ever see a chicken louse again.
Sadly though, the hen that was acting weird that started the whole "holy crap, I have lice" died. Looks like she fell off the roosting bar in her sleep. Second hen this has happened to. I am starting to worry that there is something more worrisome in my flock.
She was my Barnevelder, hatched this spring. Strange. I considered a necropsy, but I don't know what the heck I am looking for. I'm not going to send her off anywhere either. My kids want to bury her.
Anyhow, on to Banshee. He really may be a she. I will have to double check, but I think there are still feathers on the top of his head and down the back of his neck...
I promise I will get pictures tomorrow.
Sigh. More fortification is needed to help me through this.