Sultan after frostbite

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  1. ford8n

    ford8n New Egg

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    I have a 9 month old white sultan named Siri that just lost both her feet to frostbite. She lives as a house pet and is learning to get around without her legs.

    Siri's story:

    Siri lost both of her legs to frost bite at the beginning of the year. Siri is a perfect example of chickens having lots of personality. She is just a big sweetie that likes peach yogurt. If you are looking for an awesome breed of chicken I would highly recommend the White Sultan.


    I will keep the updates coming,

    Eli

    P.S. Does anyone have ideas for some treats I can give Siri until the snow melts?
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2014
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I am so sorry about your bird. These things happen. We would love to see her picture!

    Here is the treat chart of different goodies that you can offer her...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

    You also might like to join in on this active thread, the House Chicken thread. They would love to talk to you and see your baby!...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/299187/people-with-house-chickens

    This thread has been very active for a few years.

    Good luck with your baby!
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry Siri lost her legs to frostbite, but it is nice that she has a place in your home. It is amazing that she is learning to get around. It would be great to get updates on her progress.
     
  4. ford8n

    ford8n New Egg

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    Here is a picture and a video


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  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, she gets around pretty decently. It looks like it was her feet and just some of the leg that was affected. I wonder if something could be made to help protect the end of her legs and help a bit with stability like out of silicone. I heard about something like that on TV for a duck who lost his feet. Siri does look like a sweet chicken, and her personality shines.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Awww.....she looks like a real sweet heart! And yes, she does pretty good getting around! She may get better as time goes on. But you might look into something as Scratch n Peck mentioned that might help with her feet.

    What a sweety! Thanks for sharing!!
     
  7. ford8n

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    turns out Siri is a rooster. She started crowing today.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I guess you will have your own personal alarm clock at your bedside! [​IMG]
     
  9. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Now you can call him Sir Siri. I love having roosters around. I hope Siri is still getting around okay.
     
  10. ford8n

    ford8n New Egg

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    He has been doing great. When I let him outside, he follows me everywhere. If if start up the tractor, he flies into my lap wanting to go for a ride.
     

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