Swedish Flower Hen Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stoneunhenged, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Bulldogma

    Bulldogma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well - the special needs chick didn't make it, but the 3 that made it through hypothermia are doing remarkably well! You can tell they have been eating as all 3 are covered in Fermented Feed - LOL!

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    So, so happy these little ones made it! Obviously they recovered from the tragedy much faster than I have.
     
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  2. Spifflove

    Spifflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    20 day update: A new developement.
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  3. Bulldogma

    Bulldogma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    D'aw! Love the little crest coming in!
     
  4. Dahlisgrams

    Dahlisgrams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness, they are gorgeous, fermented feed and all! I'm so glad they pulled through. I hope you recover from the ordeal soon. Best wishes to all of you! [​IMG]
     
  5. Dahlisgrams

    Dahlisgrams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That crest is adorable! Sweet!
     
  6. wildhorseannie

    wildhorseannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bulldogma, thanks for the welcome, and glad to hear you were able to save some of the would-be-casualties!
     
  7. Bulldogma

    Bulldogma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks WHA. (Hope you don't mind if I shorten your name - LOL.) I'm in love with the 3 beautiful babies I have left. They are survivors for sure, and showing no ill effects from the experience.
     
  8. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chicken Obsessed

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    It's amazing BDM. So glad the 3 made it!
     
  9. SunnySkies

    SunnySkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats to everyone on babies, and Bulldogma....yikes! I'm so glad some made it!

    A local BYcer won a lot of chicks off rareauctions.com and included in the shipment were some SFHs...and they are moving to my house tomorrow!

    My month olds managed to survive me being gone for almost 4 days. Somehow. I came home and wasn't happy with how some of them looked. But they look fine now, and I'm never getting chicks before a trip ever again. Several have crests...too cute.

    My broody is sitting firm! Eggs look good....fingers crossed on a hatch in a couple weeks. I never see her off the nest. Ever. She won't starve, will she? ( my logical sense is out the window when it comes to my critters).
     
  10. Bulldogma

    Bulldogma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My white Silkie was the same way. I finally took two small bowls and put food and water where she could reach them from the nest. My black Silkie comes off the nest 2ce a day - perhaps a slightly smarter bird - LOL. All 5 of her eggs are looking good and are due starting tomorrow (though I've found SFH eggs need to be given up to 3 extra days - possibly even a little more. Broodys are the way to go, though! No worries about humidity or power outages!
     

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