I Miss My Chickens..!

jjthink

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Ginny, just means you're the best momma for them! Glad all is well
I don't get away much (usually because of my furry and feather-kids!) but when I do I obsess about my babies. And yes, admittedly call every day (at least) to check on them to assess any signs of trouble - what can I say? I need a twin sister.

Emily/Emzyyy, I'm so sorry - that's really bad.

JJ
 

77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
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I know how you feel; I'm going to a camp all this week, after not seeing our broody hen's new chicks for 2 weeks now. I will see them today and tomorrow, but then I will be gone for a week...and then another week, so I will not see them for another 2 weeks!
I miss them. When they hatched a few weekends ago, I saw them for 2 days and then haven't seen them since then(They hatched on 6/12 to 6/14, and I haven't seen them since then!)
 

Lunachick

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Quote:Hi G! This Monday they will be 12 weeks old. ( I have 4 of them) It was strange, yesterday I wasn't planning to put them together yet. (I have one hen that can be brutal to any newcomer, but my other two hens know how to put her in her place) but the babies wanted OUT so bad they were pacing back & forth - I thought there was a hawk about or something. I inched open the gate and out they swooshed right into the other three!

So, I sat down to watch. They got chased a bit, but they stayed together, which helped them. Miss B*tch went after Charlotte (the biggest of the babies and I suspect the boss of the baby bunch) and yanked some white fluff off her bum. But that was it, they all mingled in the yard but stayed in their own little flocks.


I had the babies out since they were 6 weeks old along side the adults pen so they could get a good look at each other and get used to the idea. Gosh, I think I did something right! I didn't want to rush things with them. I thought Charlotte was a boy for awhile there, she's HUGE! I believe she's a white plymouth rock.
 

Lunachick

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Quote:Aww, I feel for you. They grow so fast! Someone's taking care of them for you?

Oh no Emzyyy! That's horrible.....I'm so sorry! Heartbreaking...


Judy - I wish I was a little closer to you, I'd check your babies for you.


Jenn - I'll have to think of a good fart story for you.......it will have to involve DH.....man, lately!
 
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