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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chippysmom327, Apr 5, 2015.
That is so cool! I love albino animals, but I had never heard of albino chickens.
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.
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.
Allie and Bino's first trip outside was today! I don't think they liked it very much. It stressed them out a lot.
Oh, poor babies! Good luck!
Number 3 was the first of its brooder class to explore the roost!
Definitely smaller than it's brood mates, although they all hatched together.
This is so cool!!!
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!
Thank you! Love your username btw. I want to be a homesteader when I'm older