Ruby & Pearl!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lunachick, May 10, 2007.

  1. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Well, they arrived on my front step yesterday! My two pullets were fine in their box, but a little hot, with their little tongues hanging out. They got water and cuddles and went out to their run. It didn't take long, they were dust bathing, nesting in the sand and dirt, eating, drinking, all normal chicken things! Yay! I put them to bed around 7 pm. They looked ready, hiding under the ramp. I HAD to check them at 1 am this morning, and they were sharing the nest box, chortling and cooing. So sweet! Sorry, no pics yet. Will be doing that soon.
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    [​IMG] Yay! and congratulations on your new additions!!
  3. Buffarino

    Buffarino In the Brooder

    May 10, 2007
    They are such great little creatures. Doesn't take much to get them " up and running.: Good luck!
  4. Firefly

    Firefly Songster

    Mar 26, 2007
    Your post caught my attention because we have a Ruby and Pearl in our flock, too! Congrats on your new additons. [​IMG]
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Congrats on your new babies...
  6. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Dont let them sleep in the nest box. If you do, they will poop it up and when they start laying all your eggs will be dirty. To re-train them, take them out of the nest box each night and put them on a roost. After a few nights they will get the idea and go to the roost by themselves. If they are silkies or frizzles that cant fly then make a very low roost or just let them pile in the corner on some bedding.

  7. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Congrats, can't wait to see some pics. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Awww, love the names! Congratulations and, if you're as much of a wuss as I am, you'll just let them poop up the nest box and scoop it out each day. [​IMG]
  9. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Oh! Ok Chel, I'll try that. If I put them on their roost, they'll stay? I did'nt see too much poop in the box. Lets just see if I'm a wuss or not, Birdlover!
  10. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Songster

    Apr 2, 2007
    New Jersey
    Congrats! LunaChick, IM VERY excited for you! good luck [​IMG] soon please!!!!!! [​IMG]

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