Hi from Vermont

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ellen J., Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Ellen J.

    Ellen J. New Egg

    Sep 28, 2010
    Hi all,
    I look forward to learning from you all, and hearing your stories. I currently have two pet chickens and I really enjoy them. I work full time as an artist and my chicks like to sit on me while I work.
    I heard that a lady down the road had one of her bantams hatch with a slipped tendon and it's leg stuck out at a 90 degree angle from it's body. It just lay in it's pen along with it's siblings and mother hen. I offered to take the chick, and the woman was grateful to give it up because she didn't know what to do for it. She also gave me another (healthy) chick to keep it company. Anyway, I hobbled the legs and the legs are now generally underneath the chick so it can get around but the hock joint remains a problem. The vet said that the leg is about as good as it will ever get without 300.00 worth of surgery. Anyway, despite the fact that the two chicks were raised by their mother hen for the first two weeks of their lives, they are extremely friendly and bonded to people as well as to each other. This makes for the best of both worlds because I can enjoy their company, and when I have to leave the house, the two chicks keep each other company.
    I grew up with flocks of backyard chickens and I always thought they were great birds.
    Ellen J.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome from an imp in Washington

    Good of you to take in the chicks.

    Glad you joined

  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  4. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] From Louisiana!!!
  5. cjdmashley

    cjdmashley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2010
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  6. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    Hi and welcome from Oregon! [​IMG]
  7. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    welcome! Glad you've come to join us, are you central, northern, southern? look forward to hearing more about your birds!
  8. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    [​IMG] from North Carolina! [​IMG] My husband grew up in Warren, VT.
  9. cjdmashley

    cjdmashley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2010
    Quote:that's about 5 minutes from us!!
  10. chicnchic

    chicnchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2010
    [​IMG] from your neighbor in NH! [​IMG]

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