Hey everyone! been caring for fowl for about a year now, I always visit this page but i just recently created an account. Keep scrolling if you want to see and read about my non-human family Pewpewlina, Pebbles, and my deceased silkie. Henne, the deceased fighting hen. She died quite mysteriously. After laying an egg, she collapsed, her skin became black, what looked like motor oil began to leak from her mouth and no ants got near her corpse, which has never happened before. She's a game hen! I love the personalities of "fighting chicken" breeds, though I would never allow my animals fight. Her hubby! The Karate Cock! deceased as well. He earned his name because a sound he makes sounds just like if he's saying "karateka cock!!!" karateka is spanish for karate This little guy and his sister both died due to an ant invasion inside of their cage. Due to the smell, my family gave me no choice but to take them outside at around 3 weeks of age. I raised a big family in the brooder including a baby duck, a baby pheasant, a baby guinea fowl, and many chickens but none survived this incident. I was 100% against the decision and even predicted the sequence in which they would die. Can't put the blame on anyone but i can keep the odor under control in the future. My ducks! in this photo you can only see the males. The white one is aflac and the brown one's daffy temporarily. I can't think of a good name for him so I just call him Quaqua. Aflac was the only one I got young. He was a teenager.The chickens seen in this photograph are all deceased. You can barely see Mallory, my female mallard, as the caboose. Ramon the Ameraucana rooster. He was identified by a professional as half game. Apparently it's a popular combination in my area for reasons unknown to me. One afternoon, Karate Cock managed to escape. These two guys were rivals. Ramon broke his neck quite quickly. I heard a commotion and as soon as I got to the scene, Karate's head was resting at a 90 degree angle against a wall. He used to be hard on the outside, soft on the inside but now he seems to be a sweet heart. When I first purchased Ramon, he was already a middle-aged adult. He attacked me our first encounter. It's no surprise that he won the fight, as his kick is relatively powerful! Left a small bruise. Cornelio and Cornelia were my first chickens (cornish X rocks). I raised them since they were about 3 weeks old. They had special eating requirements and always dropped the water. I believe this led them to dehydration. South Texas is very hot! The silkie rooster's name was Alien Elf! He made a sound which sounded very much like "elf" and he had two thin feathers sticking out the sides of his head like antennas. He, my coworkers and myself shared a special bond with this guy. Walking out of the house in the morning, I noticed him hanging out with the pitbull. Sweetest dog ever but also the best guard dog ever. She bit him in the neck as soon as she saw me and let her go immediately. Unfortunately, this killed him quickly, despite CPR. Her name's pewpewlina. It seems that the only sound she makes is "pew pew". She's half cuban and I suspect her other half to be Ameraucana. Raised since week 2 pewpewlina Pebbles!!!!! Her name was penguinita II earlier in her life since she's the second hen i've had that resembled a penguin. She was sold to me as a pullet but i suspect that she's half cuban. Raised since day 1 pewpewlina Ms.crested duck! Newest member of the family. As you can see, she needs help with a name. She runs away from everyone other than the female mallard! pebbles I plan on getting different fowls soon, such as geese, guineafowl, and pheasants! So... let's chat!