First night out

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Jamie Molihan, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Jamie Molihan

    Jamie Molihan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, my five week old chicks spent their first night out in their coop. I was so worried about them, but the did really great and were all bright eyed and bushy tailed when I went out this morning to open their coop door to the run. Unfortunately my girl Hildegard didn’t get to join them because of the problems she is having with her hernia. I have her throw up everything in her crop last night and put her in the chicken hospital. Well, this morning she is all about action and giving me her opinion on being exclude from her sisters. She is starving, the poor thing. I was going to make her wait until tonight to give her some liquid, but I may give her some today and see. She pooped all over her bed! Yay!
     
  2. SavKel&RynKel

    SavKel&RynKel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow. Sorry about Hildegard, but I'm not surprised she got vocal! Every time we've separated a chick we've gotten a full blown lecture...
     
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  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I hope your little girl is doing better now. Its scary when they get sick.
     
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  4. Jamie Molihan

    Jamie Molihan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou guys for your support. Hildegard is feeling better and is having a blast out with her sisters, but her crop is still broken. I am making her a crop bra to, hopefully, help it stay up. Yesterday she nearly killed me, I went out to check their food and water and put down some more chick grit and she was laying in the sun in a patch of dirt. She looked dead! She wasn’t moving, she was on her back and side and her wings were out and her legs were straight up and out. I seriously thought she was dead. Then I saw Blanche laying just as still next to her an I ran over to them. In the midst of my panic and commotion I woke them up and they gave me hard stink eye too.. these girls are going to give me a heart condition.
     
  5. SavKel&RynKel

    SavKel&RynKel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha. You oughta know better than to mess with a chicken working on her tan!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    chickens CAN give humans, heartaches. They are weird. I also think they love scaring humans. They look down on humans because they don't lay eggs.
     
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