Allie & Bino, the albino orpington chicks

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  1. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  2. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cool! I love albino animals, but I had never heard of albino chickens.


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  3. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps


    I had a short email conversation with a person at the state university agriculture department yesterday.

    He said albinos happen, but they are generally culled since they don't meet standard.

    I'm told they can live a normal life cycle, although limiting light is wise.

    Up to this point, mine does not seen to be overly picked on in the brooder with a red heat lamp. It does get upset if not with its friends.
     
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  4. paris_r

    paris_r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    many chicks will get picked on at first then the others adapt, i have a chick with a leg that just out to the side, the others grab it a lot but after this chick screams every time and they find out its not food they eventually ignore it. many many chicks go for eyes, they are shiny like water (the go for my rings all the time) but eventually learn that the others dont like it (again they scream). personally i have had a chick poke me in the 'shiny' and cause a 10 day eye infection, but the more they bond the more they learn about how others feel like they do. chickens well bonded to me no longer go for my fingers, nose ring and eyes because i told them no and reacted loudly. despite not fetching sticks and slippers, chickens are pretty smart (look at chicken training videos-the obstacle course ones) AND they are highly social, taking it away from the others would stress it out too much unless you spent a lot of time with it.
     
  5. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Allie and Bino's first trip outside was today! I don't think they liked it very much. It stressed them out a lot.
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  6. thechxwhisperer

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    Oh, poor babies! Good luck![​IMG]
     
  7. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Number 3 was the first of its brooder class to explore the roost!

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    Definitely smaller than it's brood mates, although they all hatched together.
     
  8. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    This is so cool!!!
     
  9. HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    This is so interesting to read and follow! I have never heard of albino chickens before, so I am extremely curious and want to research this further. I cannot wait to see more photos of them!
     
  10. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Love your username btw. I want to be a homesteader when I'm older :)
     

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