Bantam Bedlam and More

By Zinjifrah · Apr 16, 2018 · Updated May 13, 2018 · ·
  1. Zinjifrah
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    This is designed to be my Coop page, rather than an educational article. However, perhaps others may find the images of how some of my chicks are maturing helpful.

    To avoid having an extended page, I've placed the images behind spoiler tags. Simply click on the 'Spoiler', to see the image. Click the 'Spoiler' tag again to collapse them. Images are hosted on Imjur, due to the upload limit on here.

    Images run up to 5/10/18, at which time my camera died.

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    1st; Black Silkie Bantam. Hatched 3/21/18 +/- a day, purchased 3/27/18. Pouf!

    2nd-5th; Silver Sebright Bantams. I ordered six, and lost two of them in the first few days after arrival. Hatched 3/28/18 +/-, arrived 3/29/18.

    3/27/18: Silkie
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    3/29/18: Silkie + Sebrights
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    4/4/18: Silkie + Sebrights
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    4/12/18: Sebrights, Silkie hiding, then Silkie
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    4/16/18: Silkie + Sebright, then Sebrights
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    Henceforth, each is photographed individually, with the pictures labeled by date and grouped by bird.

    Pouf: Black Silkie
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    Angel: Silver Sebright
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    Crookbeak: Silver Sebright
    Unfortunately, Crookbeak's name arises from having Scissor Beak.
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    On 5/11/18 I noticed that Crook's beak was getting rapidly worse, and that the deformity of his nasal cavities was making it hard for him to breathe. On 5/12/18, I chose to end his suffering before it became any worse. I chose decapitation, as the quickest and most effective method. It was over in moments, for him. It'll take a bit longer, for me. Crookbeak was a pet, not a potential meat animal.

    Speckle: Silver Sebright
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    Spot: Silver Sebright
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    6th-9th; Serama Bantams. Out of 18 eggs set on 3/23/18, 4 hatched on 4/11/18. Two eggs went almost to term, but died before internal pipping. Numbered in order of hatching #1 - #4.

    4/11/18: Individually, in order, #1-#4
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    4/12/18, 1 day old: Clockwise from front, #2, #4, #1, #3
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    4/14/18, 3 days old: From left to right, #2, #4, #3, #1
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    Henceforth, each is photographed individually, with the pictures labeled by date and grouped by bird.

    Wren: Serama #1, Silkied (Pullet?)
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    Scotch: Serama #2 (Cockerel?)
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    Jet: Serama #3 Cockerel
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    Copper: Serama #4 (Pullet?)
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  1. chickenreyna
    Adorable chicks!
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  2. rita2paul
    this is brilliant really enjoyed seeing all your lovely chicks, what do you do with them all. i wish i had some land.
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  3. rita2paul
    this is brilliant really enjoyed seeing all your lovely chicks, what do you do with them all. i wish i had some land.
  4. rita2paul
    this is brilliant really enjoyed seeing all your lovely chicks, what do you do with them all. i wish i had some land.
  5. bantamsrmyfav
    yes, the owners left the syringes at another location and attempted to feed it corn. I've read that a lot of people kill their crooked beaked birds but someone posted that their hen is 3 and seems ok with it, she feeds it with a deep dish so that it can eat with its tongue. But I dont know if hers was as worse as yours
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    1. Zinjifrah
      As I recall, that chicken choked to death on its food, and the reason it lived was a failed attempt at killing it which left the brain stem intact. In Crook's case, it was done properly. I do not leave an animal to suffer if there's no hope for improvement, and in Crook's case, the only prognosis was slow asphyxiation as the deformity got worse. It's sad, but it was necessary.
  6. RAHChicks
    Thanks for sharing your photos!
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  7. bantamsrmyfav
    Love seeing the updating pics
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