Nuttier than a squirrels stash
Premium Feather Member
- Mar 9, 2014
You are welcome. Helping each other is a gigantic part of BYC.Thank you so much for your encouragement and advice. When I decided to jump in with both feet I didn’t realize how much I would care for these chickens. I thought I’d just give it a whirl. Now their like my kids and I want to help them as much as possible. It seems like one issue is tackled I immediately have another. I have actually learned a about chickens in the past 6 weeks crash course of our life.
I am very blessed to have a husband that supports me and is willing to fix Pimps bumblefoot. He has came such a long way since putting him in his own pen. His feathers are growing and they are so beautiful, just like his personality. It’s awesome to see him come out of his shell.
My husband is also going to help me with Gloria’s situation. She is in the roost tonight with the rest of the flock, on the very end so I can see her poop in the morning. We may just put her in Pimps pen since I know what his poop looks like and his pen is pretty small.
I will observe her walk tomorrow more carefully. When she was running away from me, it was a normal stride but while walking around she looked like a penguin. So I will do a more thorough observation tomorrow and let you know.
I lost both my Delawares to reproductive issues. It totally drains the joy for a bit.
One other thing.....that roo...Pimp....I think he is at least 3 but likely older. That means the hen may be older as well.
They CAN live really long lives but most don't. Just prepare yourself that for every beginning there will be an end.
I have an 11 year old bantam that I worry over all the time even though she seems healthy as a horse.