Mama's Flying Penguins and Ramblings

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by MysticUniKitty, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. MysticUniKitty

    MysticUniKitty Songster

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    HI! :frow
    So giving this thread thing a go. I currently have 15 chicks, 4 pullets, and 2 hens....and possibly more coming soon. :jumpy I have been watching the chicks and they kinda look like penguins when doing their chest/sizing up/sparring... so thinking of calling our chicken operation "Mama's Flaying Penguins" :gig
    I'm currently working on which breeds, that i have, have the best attitudes, what ages, and what their purpose will be. (breeding, laying, dinner) :caf:confused: We live in Texas, we just bought 6 arces and trying to clean it up for a working farm.
    We have converted our 8ft x12ft shed into our Chicken Coop, just finished up a temporary run for our two new hens so they can stretch but not get lost.

    Just starting this so that I can share and ramble about the craziness of my chickens without hijacking other's threads.:highfive:
    Here are some pics of our flock and set up.
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    Mustard, she loves sitting beside the babies.
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    Cajun, kind unless you're new
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    Babies! Dinner time!
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    The two month old pen, added some plywood so hens wouldn't poo on them. This brooder will come out when I can safely integrate them with Hens.
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    Cajun got in with the babies, she thankfully didn't hurt them! But they hid and were a tad stressed.
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    Front of Coop, two windows on this side. Figuring out lower vents for ventilation.
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    Before the run.
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    Attached Run for Hens. I added a cider block on side for them to get out and they are enjoying it. :love

    Feel free to chat, ramble, just share pics.
     
  2. MysticUniKitty

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    So this morning the hens decided that the babies area was where they were going to nest. End. Of . Story! :he
    Cajun had babies cornered in their area while Mustard was making the nest. :th
    To keep this from happening i cut away the top part of fencing so big girls can just flutter over and then cut babies size hole for them so they can escape if needed. They can hide in their corner or they can hide behind the 2 month old pen now too and the hens can't get them. :wee
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    Babies area and Mustard being a meanie.

    Today was also the day i could finally go to a Brahma breeder and pick out new babies!!! I have fallen in love with this breed and can't wait to see them all grown!:pop
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    Pepper
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    Salt
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    Sandi (sandwhich)
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    Toasted
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    Molé

    :love
     
  3. MykaMom

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    Your brahma chicks are cute! Best of luck, warning, chickens are highly addictive! I'm new to the forum as well. Nice to meet you!
     
  4. MysticUniKitty

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    They are!!
    My son got me into this and i gave in kicking and screaming but now I'm really enjoying it!!
    Thank you!
    And welcome!!
     
  5. MykaMom

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    I've had chickens since 2008. But the last 4 years, I've been saying no, no more, my health has been an issue and it's not fair I make my daughter do all the work. Then on Thursday, I was gifted an early mother's day gift of 7 assorted 2 week olds from the local feed store. And said daughter volunteering to clean the coop. Now she wants banties, too. I want a Royal Palm Turkey poult...
     
  6. MysticUniKitty

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    Aww... so much more fun when you can share the fun!!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Always better when someone else helps , especially family, getting involved.:frow
     
  8. BY Bob

    BY Bob Proprietor, Fluffy Butt Acres

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    This will be so much fun to follow. Thanks for deciding to share.
     
  9. MysticUniKitty

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    Today's Ramblings...

    Warning tons of cuteness photos! :love:love:love

    So this morning I came out to find my two new Blue Buff Brahmas trying to be "mommies" to the tiny brahmas! It seriously melted my heart!
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    We let the Hens out to forage while the babies got to run around frearlessly. I got to watch while i cleaned out super dirty areas. :gig

    This afternoon I came in and found Salt being pushed away by everyone, this didn't seem right specially after this morning. Got it out of the corner and looked over. Sure enough, pasty butt! :thSo knew the drill from seeing it happen to others on here. Looked around and had veggie oil so warmed it up a tiny bit and used cotton swaps on it. Also mixed up some vitamin and electrolytes and put a tiny bit in a lid and used a dropper to get a tiny bit in him. (i'm thinking wings look Roo-ish :fl ) He poo'd a bit but still looks very dry so he's sitting in a box beside me so i can watch him like a worried momma hen. :lau
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    Fun Pics of Babies..and my future farmer!
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  10. MysticUniKitty

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    Aww thanks!
     
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