Early Christmas Present!!

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  1. chicken_crazy93

    chicken_crazy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, all of us has the kid still in us, at any age. I started back raising chickens last month when a buddy's daughter gave me three Cochin/Barred Rock Pullets. I hadn't fooled with chickens in over 25yrs. Anyway, since I got my chickens, I now have 21, I've wanted someway of feelin secure that they were protected durin the day & at night as my chickens come out of the coop in the mornin & go back in to roost every evenin & free range in a 1/2 acre chainlink fenced area & I have a small openin cut out in the bottom of the front wall of the coop for them to come & go. My buddy has a Red Heeler that is the smartest dog I've ever seen & protects his chickens to no end. He got her as a pup & raised her with the chickens. Well, I have always bragged on how smart she is & give her luvin every time I stop by sooooo.... I wound up with an early Christmas present!!! She's 8wks. old yesterday, AKC registered, I did that online last night so I don't have her papers back yet but I do have a copy of her parents paper's, Blue Heeler!!!!! Her name is Sugar & her registered name is "Barker's Blue Sugar". I fixed her a place in the feed room behind where my Banty's roost. Here are some pictures of her yesterday.
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  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    Quote:OMG!!!! That is adorable! [​IMG]
     
  3. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    she is adorable.
    i hope she does well with the chickens.mine was not raised with them so i was a little worried.she only killed one when i first got the chickens and i scolded her.she is so sensitive and does not want to do anything wrong.she has never killed anymore and the chickens stay out during the day.now ,i have no doubt she would kill a chick without me or its mother standing nearby tho.she does an awesome job of protecting them from everything but hawks.
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  4. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    them be some good dogs
     
  5. chicken_crazy93

    chicken_crazy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that's a nice lookin dog you have!! Yes they are very, very smart & loyal dogs & I hope by raising mine with the chickens I can teach her to protect them. She's just 8wks. so her real trainin has yet to come but we have already got a pretty good bond between us. I let her out in the mornin at day break & she stays with me until bed time. She still holler's when I shut her up at night but I just ignore it but I've only had her for two days. She will consider the feed room her home in a few more days & quit all the squallin. If everything goes well, she will be loose in the yard with the chickens all the time & the feed room will stay open when she turns 6 months. We shall see.
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  6. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    too cute [​IMG] heelers are great dogs definately farm dogs not city dogs.
     
  7. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Welcome home SUGAR! That's so awesome, congrats!
     
  8. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
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    Congrats on your newest addition to your flock! The Head Hen already!
     
  9. chicken_crazy93

    chicken_crazy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, you got that right.
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