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Stephen Sharpe
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Stephen Sharpe

Chirping, Male

Stephen Sharpe was last seen:
Aug 8, 2018
    1. trudyg
      trudyg
      My little Lucky did so very well, was able to find her food and water, had a little cockerel who I'd put in the cage to sleep with her, but she got out one day (my back was turned) and my big hen Rosie pecked her. The squawking was terrible, poor think didn't know which way to turn since she was blind..... So we culled her.
    2. trudyg
      trudyg
      Hello. If you're available, I'd sure like to ask you a question. I have an 8 week old pullet that was blinded in a hawk attack. She can find her food and water, but do you know if they use smell to find food? If so, any particular food that works well? I'm planning on putting her in the coop, separated from the others, and just thought it would be helpful as a training aid.
      1. Stephen Sharpe
        Stephen Sharpe
        Sorry for such a late reply. I have not noticed smell being a factor in finding food. What I have noticed is sound associated to feeding either a word or phrase along with tapping of the dry food or dish stimulates a response. After taking my blind ones out side in a secure location I started to “Tidbit” like a roster to the ground thumping hard on the ground near them so they could Sence the action
        Jul 11, 2018
      2. Stephen Sharpe
        Stephen Sharpe
        “Tidbit” like a roster to the ground thumping hard on the ground near them so they could feel the impact near their feet and instinctually know the sound that rosters make when trying to guide a hen to food. They enjoy the tidbit. It is similar to saying duck duck duck duck in a higher pitch and loud. They will respond by lowering head near the tapping to look for the reward.
        Jul 11, 2018
      3. Stephen Sharpe
        Stephen Sharpe
        Boredom is a huge issue I have noticed so anyone that you can feed them that is different like Mellon may help with keeping them active and happy looking for new things to expirence.
        Jul 11, 2018
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    What’s your main reason for joining our community?:
    I have pet chickens and like to read up on posts if I run into issues or to seek out best practices. I have over 50 chickens and 7 ducks. I have been experienced in keeping many other types of animals and Chickens are newer to me. I have had my flock for about a year. Many of them were rescues and I had learned a lot of good tips on dealing with illness from this site and wish to contribute to the community.

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