Blind Tiny had her first scratch feed today!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Southern28Chick, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    She bit my hand a couple of times but that's ok...my chicken bite bruses will heal.

    I never gave it to her before because I wasn't sure she could digest it ok. A couple of days ago I noticed she was pecking the ground and eating dirt so I figured now she could pass the scratch ok.

    She loved it. The other chickens get it on cold days and now she can too.

    I also put her friend Hottie (EE) in the Tiny's Townhouse with her tonight. Hottie likes to cuddle and she never picks on Tiny so she's a good night time cuddle buddy.
     
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Blind Tiny
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    Night time cuddle buddy, Hottie:
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  3. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    That's great! [​IMG]
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Awwww, how sweet! [​IMG]

    Glad to hear she is doing well. I have two 'tiny' chickens - Hoppy the Silkie and Hoppy, Jr the Barred Rock and I hope one day they will get as big and beautiful as your Tiny!
     
  5. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:Awwww thanks! Tiny was named Tiny because she was sooooo tiny as a baby. She was born blind and she was about a week behind in size from the other chicks. She's doing great now!!!
     
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    How cute, not only does she have a beautiful buddy, she can have her scratch too! Life is good.
     
  7. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    that story touched my heart.im so glad your baby is doing great.iv never heard about a blind chicken making it before.great going .god bless you and your chicken
     
  8. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for taking such good care of tiny and for sticking with her despite her "differnence." i'm one of those folks who believe that many of us can have a high quality of life even if we aren't "perfect."
    yea you!
    yea tiny!
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    p.s. hottie is a cutie!
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2008
  9. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I am a sucker for " pets with needs " and Tiny is just a sweetheart. How did you first now she was blind? at what age? Did you hatch her from your own eggs?
    I am so glad you did not cull her - she is such a pretty girl and from the looks of her very spoiled !!
    Hottie is a very lovely little girl ( love the name )

    Julie
     
  10. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    southern, that is great!

    Now, she can be considered as normal as any other chicken.

    I can verify that Tiny is beautiful.
    I wouldn't have ever known she was blind if I hadn't read it on here.

    It's good too that she can have a cuddle buddy on these cold nights.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2008

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