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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JBRANCH, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. JBRANCH

    JBRANCH Hatching

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    Hi, My husband & I bought a foreclosed home on 5 acres and decided to raise some small farm animals on it, we have 3 pekin ducklings, 3 cayuga ducklings, 1 speckled sussex, 3 buff orpingtons & 3 buff brahmas, and a new baby bunny. We also have a little black "guard" dog who watches over our babies, we started out with 3 sussex, then 1 died, a few days before it died our dog stopped eating, didn't want to leave the chicks for anything, except to come whine at us every few minutes, then when the chick died she started eating good and sleeping on her bed instead of on the couch next to the chicks box. The 2nd chick died suddenly, we don't know why, but the 3rd sussex seems healthy & happy.
     

  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Sorry you lost your little sussex, they are such sweet birds.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Sorry about your chicks. I hope the rest will be OK. :thumbsup
     
  4. JBRANCH

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    Thank you[​IMG]
     
  5. JBRANCH

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    Thanks[​IMG]
     
  6. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Songster

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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  9. greymane

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  10. JBRANCH

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    Thank you all for the welcome[​IMG] Our ducklings are growing so much faster then our chicks, they are all alot of fun to watch, I put them all together outside the other day with our bunny and the bunny had alot of fun chasing them all. He really was just running around & jumping, but the chicks & ducklings thought he was chasing them. It has been fun watching the chicks learn to fly as they get bigger & get more feathers, it's almost like having little kids again.
     

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