A tribute to Ruth

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ruth, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    No nothing's happened to her. It's just that she's such a sweet thing and takes such good care of each batch of new chicks that I thought I would post a little tribute to her. Most of you who've followed my threads know Ruth's story - how she had a twisted/crook neck and had to be force fed and then hand fed and isolated from flock. It took her a long time to fully recover but she really came around when I got a batch of Buffs she adopted and raised. Since then she likes to hang around The Yard with any babies and keeps an eye out on everyone.

    With the newest batch of Itty Bitties on their first day out at one week old:

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    With the 8 weeks olds hanging out under the shade:

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    She still likes to get on my lap and have her feathers preened just like I would do when I was hand feeding her and giving her meds and massaging her twisted neck - all the while telling her "You will live through this and you will be beautiful and you will lay large green eggs." She did and she is and she does.

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    Here's what she looked like at a few months old - she just wasn't growing but her wings were. Everyone kept telling me how ugly and diseased she was and why didn't I just give up.

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    And here she is out free ranging in the sun:

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    Way to go Ruth - You've come a long way baby.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2008
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
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    Yay, Ruth! That first pic of her watching over the babies is priceless.
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  3. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
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    That is a sweet story. She is a pretty bird!
    Brenda
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Beautiful bird! Lucky bird!
     
  5. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ruth is Awesome!!!
     
  6. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
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    [​IMG] WTG Ruth [​IMG] She's so pretty Monique,you're so blessed to have each other.So lucky too, I've never had a hen accepted chicks like that.
    Miriam
     
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    What a pretty hen! Good for you. Is she your favorite?
     
  8. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read the title, and my heart jumped!! I thought, Ohh no, not Ruth!!
    What a wonderful tribute!! Love the Pics! [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are such special little feathered people. Hope you have your Ruth for years to come.
     
  10. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Quote:Thank you Cyn. I'm so sorry to hear about your Hawkeye. It's amazing how they can touch your heart isn't it?
     

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