Solar Eclipse & Giving Up Sunshine

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Shobe Biz, May 20, 2012.

  1. Shobe Biz

    Shobe Biz In the Brooder

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    Not only did I get to see the solar eclipse in so. California tonight [​IMG], but I also had to give up Sunshine, my Rhode Island Red, yesterday. [​IMG]

    Anyone else have any spectacular sightings or find weird chicken happenings during the eclipse?

    I wrote about it on Chicken Women.

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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    A wonderful story. Sorry your Sunshine had to go.
     
  3. ChickiesInUtah

    ChickiesInUtah Chirping

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    I'm really sorry you had to give her up.
     
  4. Shobe Biz

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    I really missed Sunshine this morning when I climbed the hill to let the hens out of their coop. It's still amazing to me how much these adorable chickens become pets. The good thing is that I know where she is and I can visit her anytime!

    I hope your hens are all doing well!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    You'll miss her distinctive voice.
     
  6. Shobe Biz

    Shobe Biz In the Brooder

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    She was definitely more Joan Rivers than Lauren Bacall.[​IMG]
     
  7. Shobe Biz

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    I can't seem to get the song, "Please don't take my sunshine away..." out of my head today...

    I checked in via email with her new owner and here's a Sunshine update:

    Sunshine has been rather quiet and wide-eyed. She’s laying low and spending most of her time in the coop, but yesterday I made sure she got out into the “yard” for some fresh air and especially water, which she did, so now I know she’s eating and drinking fine. I’ve given her some treats and she eats from my hand, and she also went out in the yard where I had dumped a big pile of weeds and she picked through it and pecked a few things. A couple of the other girls are picking on her – I’ve seen her get pecked on the back, but only twice. Mostly they’re leaving her alone, so I think she’ll be fine once she settles in. She’s not a banty is she? She looks so small, but a couple of my chickens are very large. You can come visit her any time, of course!
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Moving is never fun for anyone. Being the new chick on the block ain't fun either.
     

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