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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    poor baby
     
  2. tnspursfan09

    tnspursfan09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bubble beards are the coolest, right? [​IMG]
     
  3. Dragonfly216

    Dragonfly216 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great, thanks Tara! I do get it better now. Hmmmm I would try one!

    I'm sorry to hear that moxies! And Ronott too! :-(
     
  4. getaclue

    getaclue Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry about your chick!
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Today is a bit of a sad day. SCG has to go home and our adventure has to end. I have to say that this was one of the most "interesting" vacations I have been on. We would come back to the hotel each night tired and get up the next day for the next adventure. Haven't had a ton of time to post and don't have a lot of time now but I will share some pictures from our Grosvenor Arch hike.
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  6. getaclue

    getaclue Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    dsqrd, Wow!
     
  7. Dragonfly216

    Dragonfly216 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing! Looks like y'all had a great time!
     
  8. IttyBiddyRedHen

    IttyBiddyRedHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful photos dsqrd!!! A vacation sounds like a lovely idea.
     
  9. IttyBiddyRedHen

    IttyBiddyRedHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a day [​IMG] So, the one weak chick died yesterday. I thought that was it for the totals.

    8 new chicks...4 eggs not hatched (varying stages of development)
    1 chick dead

    Today.....I had been letting mama hen and the babies have the run, and made the older flock free range. That last 1.5 days. Next door has 3 juvi peafowl. My birds do not like them..are scared of them I think. So after 2 rounds with the peafowl, I decided it was time to integrate babies and big birds. So far ...no dead chicks. Mama was put in her place though, buy one of the older hens when mama physically pulled a pullet out of the nest and kicked her out of the coop. THAT ..was interesting.

    When I was watching the peafowl and my flock.....I was also watching one of the older pullets. This one had just turned 13 months on May 1st. Well, she is the only one with a bald spot from too much rooster treading. I thought maybe she was gored by a spur. She kept sitting down, was not as active as she usually is, and her comb was flopped over....still bright red, but flopped over.
    I had also noticed what looked like urea trailing down her butt feathers......but she didn't clean it off.

    When I caught her, I looked closer. Almost looks like egg yolk. The way she is acting though, I think an egg was broken inside of her from all of the rooster activity. I think ..tomorrow...or Friday, I need to cull her. I don't think there is that good of a chance for her recovery at this point. I will cull her and see if she is still edible and fit for human consumption. If not, I can cook her up for cat food. What a shame too. She was 1 of 4 pullets out of 2 hatches. A total then of 13 birds. The other 10 were cockerels.....who went to the freezer.
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    rough day at the chicken office - hang in there

    @dsqard get those muscles relaxed and hurry along to post more pictures!!
     

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