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The Story of the Crazy Chicken Lady

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by saltandpepper2, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. lularat

    lularat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice eggs! And the hens look like they're having a good time scratching around in all those leaves while their man keeps watch.
     
  2. chickenchick12

    chickenchick12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love your story!
     
  3. saltandpepper2

    saltandpepper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So, the weather has been bloody awful where I live, and I've been out of power for two days. Water won't stay melted, and I'm seriously worried that the chickens will get bumble foot from all of the ice shards that litter my yard... hoping nothing happens! [​IMG]
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  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Yikes. Ice storms are a real pain. At least ice shards can't get lodged in a chicken foot like gravel can, since it would melt. I hope your power goes on soon.
     
  5. saltandpepper2

    saltandpepper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's true, I had to cull one of my best layers because of Bumble foot, and I guess I'm a tad paranoid! The power finally came back on! Time to get cleaning! lol
     
  6. saltandpepper2

    saltandpepper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We got snow! And the chickens hate it... with a passion! they waited for me to make trails to the trampoline, then to the deck so that they wouldn't have to step in the snow. lol.

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  7. saltandpepper2

    saltandpepper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, today is a sad day in my house hold, I ended up butchering that blue rooster after him and his elder got in a bloody fight (literally) they were both beat up pretty badly when I separated them, and I had no way of keeping both anymore, so I chose to kill the younger rooster since he was the one that started the fight, and the other rooster has a lot of sentimental value... gosh is was awful. I felt bad just burying him, so I tried to process him, and it went so badly, I accidentally cut open his crop, feather were everywhere... ugh. At least I didn't break the bile bladder!! ( I don't think) I had a few breakdowns, but I'm fine now... just hoping this doesn't happen again.
     
  8. lularat

    lularat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, so sorry that you had to make that decision. Those calls are hard to make, but you have to do what is right for the rest of the flock.[​IMG]
     
  9. saltandpepper2

    saltandpepper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a broody Mama! I'll be posting pics of her on sunday. Can't wait for the babies [​IMG]
     
  10. saltandpepper2

    saltandpepper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Update on my chicken's lives! I feel like this thread is very unpopular, but it's kind of become a journal, so I'll continue to do it. I have begun the first preperations of creating a new (larger) chicken coop! This means that I will be able to destroy the original coop *happy dance* The new coop will be 4'x8' and will fit a max of 16 chickens, I only have 9 right now, but I do have a broody on 12 eggs... I know that this doesn't follow the "4sq ft per chicken" rule, but you have to realize that I live in the south, their run is large enough for 20 chickens, and they free range every evening. They are almost NEVER in their coop now, and I doubt that that'll change. Here are some pics of broody, future coop, and rooster that will soon be in the fridge.

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    Yes, I colour coded it.

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    Coop that will be destroyed [​IMG]( with ameraucauna)
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