More Chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by catfish, May 14, 2011.

  1. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Greenbrier, Arkansas
    I got my first chicks a couple years ago.
    I was down to four hens and two roosters.
    then dad decided he wan't a NEW dog, (we live in the same 14 acres)
    He got one that was about a year old.
    In a week and half, I lost 2 hens and 2 roosters.
    I raised cain with mom over it and the dog left with dad
    saying he was sorry.
    So I have two Cuckoo Morans left, one is brooding two eggs, was six till a LARGE black
    snake thought they was lunch.
    This was the second time I caught this snake, first time I took it away, but it came back.
    Now it will never return.
    My hen is brooding in that camper in the background.
    So off to the Farm store today, I sent the wife for some chicks.
    I opened the box to see an assortment.
    Yum, yum, first feeding at my house, we keep them in a large cage for a week or two with a heat light.
    Then the day we got rid of the chicken killing dog (gave him to my nephew)
    This one shows up. Someone dumped him.
    He is only about 9 months old I think. So far he minds he got after the roos
    outside and I called him off and smacked a tree with a stick and got his attention and he does not
    want to chase them now. I think he understood he would be homeless again. He looks like a
    Heeler/Australian Shepard mix. :dunno

    So thats about it......

    Wait you might have seen above where I lost my roos to a dog. In case your wondering the roos we got
    now came from a Craigslist, freebies two days ago. My hen was acting badly after loosing her whole flock,
    and with her sister brooding, she was spending the day hidden. So she is all happy new to have two new
    boy friends to run around with.

    My chickens free range the yard/field with the dogs.
    2 Roosters, 2 hens, 10 new chicks, 3 dogs.
    Dad next door has 5 dogs, I hadn't lost a chicken to a dog in 2 years till the new one.
    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  2. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Awesome story! I love happy endings (endings with CHICKS!).
  3. Sharksandguitars

    Sharksandguitars Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2011
    Watson, LA
    Wanted to see if my avatar was working [​IMG] Now I have to figure out the image part. Your chicks are adorable!
  4. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Greenbrier, Arkansas
    Quote:I host my pictures on googles picasaweb.
    I use MS XP and powertoy image resizer and shrink them down to 1024x768 before uploading to save space (you get 1 gig free).
    There is a link there that you can choose the size and url for it.
    Then just [ img ] httpyourpictureurl [ /img ]
    and its there.
    Fairly common and easy to do once you get use to using forums.

    For anyone curious,
    Snake Snare, simple piece of 3/4" or 1" PVC pipe and a length of rope that is long enough to
    let you hold it at the other end of the pipe.
    Leave the loop large enough you can slip it over the snakes head and then just pull the other end tight.
    The snake is effectively neutralized and you can take it where ever you need to.
    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  5. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2011
    Sad story with a great ending!!!

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