Update on Faith & Sunshine - update post #55... Phoenix is gone :((

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by technodoll, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    For those who read about the two little mangled EE's that I brought home on Nov 17th (barely two weeks ago), this is what good food and lots of TLC will do!

    First, Sunshine who had crusty eyes...


    Found out her head was full of lice and nits! GROSS! They were feeding on her eyes and infection set in, then horrible swelling...


    I dusted her twice and put her on antibiotics, kept her in the house for 10 days.

    Here she is now, all spit and vinegar, feathers growing in all shiny! I think she's about 14 to 15 weeks now, hard to tell...


    And then little Faith, who wasn't more than a small handful of naked, shivering skin and bones:


    The j3rk who sold her to me said she was 12 weeks old - yeah riiiight! she's barely 10 weeks old right now, with her adult feathers finally starting to fill in - she's covered in little pin feathers all over, sooo cute! After access to quality protein-rich food (she was also on antibiotics), warmth and lots of TLC, she's coming along nicely. I doubt she'll ever be big but she's terribly sweet and grateful for anything you give her... she has my heart.


    Will post more updates as the "chemo girl" starts to look more like the beautiful hen I know she will turn out to be!
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010
  2. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Those babies are very lucky to have an owner like you!!
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Bless your giving heart to give those girls a chance and open your heart.
    The "after" shots look so promising!
  4. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    i wish i could save them all... sigh.

    me and animal cruelty don't mix so well! [​IMG]
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Thanks for the great update. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] for the chicks.
  6. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    aww... [​IMG]
  7. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    South Western PA
    What a great story! They are growing into beautiful chickens![​IMG]
  8. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    I've been following your story on these two. They're coming along great and look very pretty. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    Thanks so much, everyone... I could never have done this without your support and advice!


  10. BigSkyChickens

    BigSkyChickens Free Bird

    Apr 3, 2009
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Thanks so much for updating. What a comeback and what pretty, shiny eyes! Amazing what TLC can do!

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