Show us your special needs chickens...:)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by artsyrobin, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Not to debate whether or not to care for them- but to show us your special needs and how you care for them
    this is Emily, a friend rescued her last spring and gave her to me, she lost her leg to frostbite,
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    she hatched a chick and they are best friends
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    and this is Red, a feedstore banty cochin, for some reason she never grew- she is now a house chicken and will snuggle under your arm-
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  2. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwww! Thank you for giving them such good homes!! I don't have any special needs chickens at my house [​IMG]
     
  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I have one thats blind in one eye.

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  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is Mary Belle, she's a Cochin I ordered from McMurray hatchery. She's blind in one eye, and small just like your little red girl. She's about half the size of my other Cochins. I bring her inside occasionally (when my DH isn't home [​IMG] ) and feed her special treats. Her being blind has turned her into our friendliest chicken and she'll come when you call her name
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    here she is with Pudge, her best buddy.
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    awww, what a sweetheart- and her best buddy!! have you ever figured out why she is small?

    so red rooster, she manages fine?

    i have 2 silkie boys that are nearly blind, and they have a bachelor pen, seem to do fine-

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  6. MissChicken

    MissChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Emily is really cute. What breed is she?
     
  7. flyjam1979

    flyjam1979 Out Of The Brooder

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    i just bought some chicks from atwoods and i noticed one had only 1 eye; so i told the man i will give him a good home if you cut me a deal ( i would have bought him anyway i was just hoping for a deal) he gave it to me for free, after i got him home i noticed his beak isn't perfectly aligned as it should be, but i am hoping it will make a good pet, it is an americana ( mispelled)
     
  8. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THis is baby. her legs developed wrong. sadly she died when she was 4 mos old exactly

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  9. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Arn't you glad chickens dont just give up when something happens to them? I mean most people would have been feeling sorry for themselves. I'm glad chickens are my role model. [​IMG]
     

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