I have more now (who can resist those little cheepers?).......
I got another Golden Sebright and a RIR (the RIR has no tongue and was being picked on so of course I had to get her).
I also got and order from MPC a few days back, two did not make it (Mille Fleur d'Uccle and Silver Spangled Hamburg), but the others (2 White Silkies, 1 Mottled Cochin bantam, 1 Dark Cornish) are doing great! Picked up a 3 week old Mottled Cochin bantam hen the other day from the breeder I got some silkies from a few years ago, really excited about her! Going to be picking up 4 female Pekin ducklings on the 18th to put in with my drakes and a few Houndans. Anconas (the chicken breed not the duck breed), and some Langshans.
Who takes care of this menagerie when you get sick or go on vacation? Curious as to how the chicken with no-tongue can eat? TY for having the heart to take in unwanted or disabled birds because it would overwhelm me to have just ONE disabled bird! BTW - do you keep all the breeds in one flock or separate bantams from large fowl?
I actually found a dog sitter that would take care of them when I'm on vacation (I got VERY lucky) as for when I get sick I still do it unless I'm very sick. The chick (I still have to name her) with no tongue manages to scoop the food and let it slide down her throat. Poor thing is probably going to need a sweater (until they grow back at least) because she lost all of her feathers from being picked on. I grew up around rescues so I guess I just have a soft spot for the underdogs:) My bantams go right in with the big girls (and guys) and they're completely fine. My 10 ounce black d'Uccle bantam is best buds with one of my RIR (they were raised together) who is probably bigger than she should be. My Polish (both my standard and my bantam) get their crests at picked at sometimes, but they're is this special ointment (I forgot what its called) you can put on them to prevent that. I'm hoping to post some pictures as soon as the weather clears up.