The Return of Fluffy & Snuffy

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by L&Schickens, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    My aunt had to have my 2 bantam cochins a few months ago when I told her I was going to sell them. I don't really want to raise cochins due to mud and feathered feet. [​IMG]
    So I let her have them. Well, she called the other day and somhow we got on the subject of the chickens and I told her I have been bringing hot water out to mine twice a day because it has been frozen and they can't get any water. She says
    "We aren't doing that for ours. That is too much work. They can just eat snow can't they?"
    I was a little upset at hearing this and replied
    "No they can not just eat snow. Besides, do they have any snow in their coop?"[​IMG]
    "No." she said. [​IMG]
    So I rushed over there and picked them up for her. Heaven forbid she had to bring chickens a drink on her way to feed her horses. [​IMG]

    So, since I have these birds back I am putting them to work. They are in one of our out buildings with a light on and a nest box so that Snuffy will start laying (I hope) because I have BC marans eggs due next week and I want her to hatch them for me!! [​IMG]

    So, here are Fluffy & Snuffy



    Last edited: Dec 18, 2008
  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    They are beautiful! But I think its very sad that your aunt thought it to much work to assure that they have unfrozen water. I'm glad you took them back.
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Very pretty!! If you weren't on the other side of the country I'd adopt them for you. Here we don't have to worry about frozen water. [​IMG]
  4. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    They hadn't had any water for at least 3 days when I got them. [​IMG]
  5. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    [​IMG] Tough birds. They must've been in decent shape to start with. 3 days with no water can kill.
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    That's a very handsome couple right there. Glad they are safe now.
  7. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    I think they are a pretty pair. So glad you are taking care of them again! Our water has managed not to freeze despite the temp being in the 20's or so here, and I still go out and change their water every day so they have fresh clean stuff to drink.
  8. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I am glad I have them back too.
    It might be fun to see what they produce, but I really don't want to be a bantam cochin breeder. These are pet quality anyway.
    Is there much of a market for birds like these?
    Just wondering.
  9. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I'd take them in a heart beat if you were closer.

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