do I own these chicks or do they own me?!?!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chelsey21211, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. chelsey21211

    chelsey21211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So iv gotn some baby chicks and now I'm happier but more stressed it seems. not too bad though. I have 10 little ones in my bathroom annd I'm finding it hard to stay outa there! Every time i go in there to use appropriately I end up chexkin for.pasty buty
     
  2. chelsey21211

    chelsey21211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (Ended that alittle to soon) checkn for pasty butts giving snuggles or hand feeding for 20minutes or more! Anyone else wrapped around their chicks little toes or is just me?!? :)
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, it's not just the chicks - my oldest bird is four years old and the youngest are but two weeks old. The latter were four of my flock's eggs given to a newly-acquired silkie hen adopted from a family worried about how much she was being bullied by their other chickens.

    She became a house silkie as soon as I got her home. :love Two weeks later, she went broody, so I gave her the eggs. She is such a good momma; she lets me check on her chicks and doesn't mind my sitting and watching her take care of them in her brooder bin. I lose time just watching them.

    The oldest hen, the four year old, has always been a little aloof but about a month ago, she actually started to accept treats from the palm of my hand. (I bought her as a laying hen before my first seven chicks were old enough to lay.) She would come very close and eat treats the others dropped or which I tossed to the shyer birds. My heart just swelled when she stepped closer and "stole" a black oil sunflower seed and stepped away to eat it. This was a major accomplishment, as there were thirty-some others gobbling down seed, often four hens snacking from each of my hands at a time. Then she snuck back between two others and snatched another seed.

    I sat cross-legged on the ground and continued to hand feed treats far longer than I usually do, just waiting for Minerva (Lakenvelder) to stand stll and eat directly from my palm.

    ...just one example of being captivated by chickens of any age...
     
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  4. chelsey21211

    chelsey21211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats so nice!
     

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