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I Name Thee CUCKOO!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Arztwolf, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because that is what she is!

    One of my Favorelles has lost her little mind. She went broody and "mothered" over thirty eggs till I took the rotting heap away from her and put down new straw in the nesting box, causing her mind to snap like a dry stick.

    Now, wide eyed and molting, she runs hither and yon oblivious to the world. She survived one night outside the coop, I had to chase her back to the coop two nights in a row and then, tonight, I look out at 9:30 to see her balding butt waiting outside the coop![​IMG]

    She now lives in the special needs/teenager coop with this Guinea Fowl.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Great story! Thanks for sharing!!! Hope she and the guinea get along well.
     
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  3. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome.

    The Guinea gets along with everything. He's like a giant keet that hasn't figured out what the pecking order is yet. He now lives with a BO pullet, a BSL pullet, a EE cockerel and a seven week old keet. The keet, named Cookie , follows him around, but otherwise he never interacts with any of them.

    Cuckoo is over a year old and I don't think she'll have any issues with his "flock" all of whom are docile and aggressive.
     
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