My girls new addition

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  1. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I couldn't help but post this lovely picture I took of Birdie today
    [​IMG] and here's my cutie Talulah
    I call them sissies since they are sisters and they love being around each other
    I recently got a new chicken, I don't know what to name her yet but introducing is going good
    [​IMG] she's supposed to be a blue laced wyandotte but her body feathers look more white laced. Does introducing new chickens get better.? Will my chickens eventually except her because I feel bad when if let them free range and they don't let the new chicken join
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you [​IMG]
    I'm trying to get the newest one healthier, she is very skinny and super light weight :( I'm not sure how much she weighs but she is definitely less than what my chickens weighed at that age. Her feathers are a little scruffy to, she's not as soft as my girls. The guy I bought her from had her in a smallish cage with like 20 something guinea fowl trampling her [​IMG] poor thing probably didn't get to eat a lot. Do you known of any kind of good or treat to help plump her up again and give her some healthy weight besides organic chicken feed.?
     
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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Poor girl. Hopefully you can get her fattened up soon.

    The best foods I can recommend that are both healthy and fattening for chickens are: oatmeal, mealworms, rice, quinoa, eggs and pasta. Make sure you don't overdo any of these and only give them in limited amounts each day. (Treats should technically take up no more than 10% of their daily diet.)

    Hope this helps!
     
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  5. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you :) I'll make her some nice warm quinoa for this cold weather.!
     
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    No problem. [​IMG]
     

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