It's been four years...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Cats Critters, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Four years ago today my first chickens hatched and on the 19th of this year I will have had chickens for 4 years (shipping time). They arrived at 2 days old and scared me out of my mind. That these 22 tiny little things where all mine to care for, no mother or anything. But I got through it raised them hatched their babies and let them hatch their own babies. But today due to a few things (major predators attacks , two roosters butchered, and a few random deaths) only one of those orginal birds is left. My cuckoo maran who has been a lovely girl and a good mother over those four years, happy birthday girl.

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    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  2. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    Awe, that's got to be so tough loosing them when you hand raise them like that. I dread the day I have to face that music. Your Cuckoo Marans is beautiful. I bought one as a baby chick nearly a year and a half ago but sadly, she turned out to be a he.
     

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