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    BIg Ethel Has Beat the Odds Again!

    I HOPE this is the link to the video...
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    BIg Ethel Has Beat the Odds Again!

    Don't know if any of you recall Big Ethel, our Jersey Giant hen who suffered from extreme seizures as a young pullet last fall. Well, not only has she grown into a big, lovely young hen with no apparent health problems, she also became broody, which the literature says is a rarity for Jersey...
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    Araucana Laying BROWN Eggs ???

    Sorry to take so long to reply, I haven't been online much. The "kids" are keeping me very busy these days! In answer to your question, no, the girl in the picture is not the Easter Egger, Sonya. The one soaking her feet there is one of my all-time favorites, Madeleine. She's a Salmon...
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    Araucana Laying BROWN Eggs ???

    OK then, just to clarify: Sonya is an "Easter Egger". Up until now she has always laid turquoise colored eggs. That's why I was shocked when she laid a brown egg. And yes, I am 100% sure it was her!
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    Araucana Laying BROWN Eggs ???

    After a period of not laying in late summer, one of our "Easter Egger" type Araucanas, Sonya, laid a few brown eggs instead of the regular turquoise greenish blue we're used to. It's never happened before, to our knowledge. I did read somewhere where it's the bile from their bile duct that adds...
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    Dumbest Things People Have Said About Your Chickens/Eggs/Meat

    On the up side: My neighbor across the road who can see part of our property from his driveway, asked "How did you train your chickens to stay on your property?" (It's true, they seem to stay exactly our our property line, never venturing through 100 feet of woods or so to our neighbors'...
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    Big Ethel is CURED! (No more seizures, head tucking, running backwards)

    GREAT NEWS! Big Ethel is completely back to normal with absolutely NO signs of seizures or abnormal activity. She is no longer getting anything other than regular chick starter with the occasional treat of wheat germ, flax seed, fresh grass/hay, carrot peelings, and a rare egg shell...
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    UPDATE: Running Backwards/Seizures? Big Ethel is on the Mend! Mash Recipe Included

    Just an update: As of today, Big Ethel is 100% BACK TO NORMAL!!!! No signs of over-preening, nor anything out of the ordinary. We still do a mash every evening, which they really look forward to, but just with a bit of infant vitamin. We started adding Wheat Germ (high in B vits/Vit E)...
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    UPDATE: Running Backwards/Seizures? Big Ethel is on the Mend! Mash Recipe Included

    I agree that it's good to be cautious with any additives, so we're keeping supplementation to a minimum. And yes, Big Ethel is still a chick, now 9 weeks old. The eggshell/calcium was just to give her a boost for a few days if her levels were low. (Unfortunately, feeding her alone just didn't...
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    UPDATE: Running Backwards/Seizures? Big Ethel is on the Mend! Mash Recipe Included

    Oh... funny. The filter took the first three letters out of "assume". (And here I was going for the joke of "when you assume, you make an *** out of you and me." That will get deleted too, certainly. )
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    UPDATE: Running Backwards/Seizures? Big Ethel is on the Mend! Mash Recipe Included

    Yes, definitely low serum calcium levels can cause seizures. (Think Eclampsia in pregnant women, among other things.) So that was the first thing I thought of. Also, with her being a Giant, I wondered if she was growing so fast that she needed supplemental calcium. I figured some extra Calcium...
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    Comment by 'lust4life' in album 'Default'

    These are some of the residents of our little funny farm here in PA.
  13. Paloma the donkey meets little Imogene for the first time.

    Paloma the donkey meets little Imogene for the first time.

  14. Dotty again. She's just cute.

    Dotty again. She's just cute.

  15. Dancing Darla. Another Delaware with a great personality!

    Dancing Darla. Another Delaware with a great personality!

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