CapricornFarm

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Need name suggestions for a chick. Most of my birds earn their name. Its something that describes them in some way physically or personally. Sometimes its a word I use continually and it sticks.
Merida is named after the Dinsey Princess. While treating her I kept saying "you're so brave" so Merida she became. View attachment 2339236

Now I have a chick that I was rudely referring to as Yicky. Poor thing had vent gleet at a month or so old so its butt was always gross. Durning treatment I would reach for it and say "let me check your yicky butt" When I moved it and the seramas to the small coop it seemed OK but apparently got some serious bullying. It has dark feathers on its head so I didn't see little peck scabs. Then they tore open its neck somehow. I cleaned its whole head including under the skin where puss had begun to take hold. Kept an eye on it and today noticed its head didn't look right. Poor thing was full of more dead tissue. It literally has a scalp of swiss cheese. Trying to clean it the skin was just falling apart.
So it needs a better name than Yicky. Something like a super hero would have. A great resilient character. Graphic photos hidden but if you want to look I included them.

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Wound I originally noticed was the lower one on the neck. Other large one came off feathers and all while cleaning its head.
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There are actually 4 smaller holes around the outside of the big hole that opened during cleaning. You can see the poor things skull!
Wonder woman!
 

DanielE1990

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Argh! DH went to do nighttime lockup and found sugar pancaked and growling in the nest box. Broody at six months old :barnie
Tell her it's not her time yet and if she don't get to laying you will make her into dumplings lol.

It was not until I threatened mine with replacing the Thanksgiving turkey that I finally got my first two chicken eggs lol
 

Molpet

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:frow good morning all
45f right now

I did get a new microwave. Panasonic with inverter. Supposed to heat more evenly. Same power as the one that went poof. Smaller size. The old one was huge, this one is midsize. The werid thing is the turntable glass plates are the same, size and configuration.
So far it's great
 

rjohns39

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:frow good morning all
45f right now

I did get a new microwave. Panasonic with inverter. Supposed to heat more evenly. Same power as the one that went poof. Smaller size. The old one was huge, this one is midsize. The werid thing is the turntable glass plates are the same, size and configuration.
So far it's great
:frow Good morning Mo, have a great day. Sounds like you have the same one I do...
 

Grammy60

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Good morning everyone :frow

:frow good morning all
45f right now

I did get a new microwave. Panasonic with inverter. Supposed to heat more evenly. Same power as the one that went poof. Smaller size. The old one was huge, this one is midsize. The werid thing is the turntable glass plates are the same, size and configuration.
So far it's great
Good morning Mo :frow have a great Sunday
 

Molpet

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Argh! DH went to do nighttime lockup and found sugar pancaked and growling in the nest box. Broody at six months old :barnie
I feel for you.
Age and season stinks.
The first 2 years of chickens this time around....spring chicks went broody in September and October...no one went broody in the spring :he or if they did they also were in the fall. Chicks hatching after Thanksgiving is rough on them.
 

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