My chicken diary... One chick's journey

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Amiti, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Amiti

    Amiti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While learning about cock birds I realized I didnt have enough girls, so.....

    Time for another remodel.
     
  2. Amiti

    Amiti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, life has been crazy, and havent had much time to get on the internet, so I made a few mistakes because I didnt do enough reading ahead of time.

    I got 3 more birds at a swap meet.

    2 pullets, Nixi is a game bird & Selene is the mottled blue ameraucana

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  3. Amiti

    Amiti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My other bird is a blue egg layer named Brigit. I have had to nurse her back to health. She was badly overbred, covered in lice, and had a resp. infection. She almost died, but is doing great now.

    This picture is right after I got her. She was all puffed up. I will get a current picture soon. She looks better every day.

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  4. Amiti

    Amiti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In another week or two, I will put the 3 new birds in the run with my hens and Helios....

    Im nervous....
     
  5. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good that you nursed her back to health. :) She looks kind of like my Easter Egger, Ellie.

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  6. Amiti

    Amiti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She really kinda does even more now that she isn't all puffy.

    I will add a new pic after my next post in a minute. I have a story to tell... [​IMG]
     
  7. Amiti

    Amiti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So... My latest newbie blunder....

    I put my new birds in temporary pens next to my other birds about a week ago and everything was fine. Till this morning. I go out to feed my birds and next to Brigit's cage (the one ive been nursing) is a pile of her feathers! Something tried to get her! She likes to roost right next to the edge if the pen. I never thought about it because the wire is only an inch wide. So now my poor Brigit is missing more feathers.
     
  8. Amiti

    Amiti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I have no more extra building supplies at tge moment and i have to do something.... So here is what i did....

    I let my old flock free range (do most days) and went to work.

    Added new hidey holes.
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    Thats not as full of pine shavings as it looks.
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    I added a new roost.
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    Some toys.
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    I also added fresh bedding to scratch around in and added another nest box in the broody hut, three more waterers and two more feed dishes.
     
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    Now the new birds are in there getting used to the new digs. I plan to let the old birds back in closer to sunset and give them a bunch of black oil sunflower seeds as they are a favorite. Hopefully all goes .
     
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    Amiti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update on Brigit.... She has more than doubled her weight! When i got her she probably dudnt weight much more than a pound. Now i bet she weighs close to 3!

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    You can see the feathers she lost from overbreeding ate growing back - it was bare. But now she is missing new ones.
     

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