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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2008 7:42pm (Apr 5th 2008)
     
    Hee hee! THought I'd got away with that one WAzza!

    Chelsea and Maya are so cute - my friend always said cats were her "favourite waste of time". Too true!

    So, mystery eggs!! Why aren't they RIRs? What made you first suspect they could be an 'alien' variety?!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2008 9:28pm (Apr 5th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    They're definitely chickens :P

    I was looking at their feathers a few days ago and suddenly thought "Eh?! They don't look like rhode island red feathers to me..." Gave it a few more days and they're obviously not rhode island reds...they're supposed to be a dark flecked brown colour, but are actually white with pale brown markings!! People have been suggesting many different breeds. I'd be happy with some Buff Rocks, or Golden / Red Sex Links...anything really, they're still adorable :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2008 9:45pm (Apr 5th 2008)
     
    Ostriches? Kiwis? Emus? Wrens?
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2008 9:57pm (Apr 5th 2008)
     
    janices ?vickis?reds?neils? or even the rare breed of kateb
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2008 10:10pm (Apr 5th 2008)
     
    Hi Everyone, My brother seems to think they are Golden Comets. He majored in Agriculture /Animal Husbandry in college.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2008 10:12pm (Apr 5th 2008)
     
    I think they're ostriches. I've got music degrees. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...:crazy: Golden Comets; we'll have to call them Halley Bopp!
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2008 10:21pm (Apr 5th 2008)
     
    He is by no means an expert in poultry though and has probably been nowhere near a live chicken since 1980. His 18 month old little girl loves watching Milly, Penny, and Tilly and the new chicks. Ebay can not always be trusted to sell the right eggs to produce a certain breed. Others have ended up with a different breed than expected. Atleast they are chickens and not buzzards . They are beautiful ....... no matter the breed .:heartsabove:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2008 10:39pm (Apr 5th 2008)
     
    I daresay he still knows more about it than most of us here:)! What are Golden Comets like, did he say? Are they good layers/mothers?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2008 10:56pm (Apr 5th 2008)
     
    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/goldencometpage.html

    Some pics of golden comet chicks - says the males are white-ish and the females are red and white. On reading around it seems its common for ebay to sell eggs as one breed when in fact they're something different.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 12:25am (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    CC - its emu's I think. Given how we even know about them at all.
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 1:21am (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    I'm convinced that they are elephants in disguise:wink:
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 4:28am (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    Hey, Chief Chicken, I know the guy who discovered Hale-Bopp...at least, the Hale part of the duo. Alan Hale lives here in NM....

    Meanwhile, on earth...

    The chicks are now asleep.
    So are my dogs!@ Back from boarding, and the grooming salon, and all exhausted and asleep from all the excitement of coming back home after 3.5 days away!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 7:46am (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    The chicks are up eating and playing around. They sure are growing fast. 2 of them are having a face to face staring contest.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 11:27am (Apr 6th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hi everyone, quick post - if the chicks appear to be huddling together under the heat lamp (at the bottom of the screen near the mirror) can you post please :bigsmile:

    We've raised their lamp again to try and harden them up, but just want to check that they're not too cold! They've been cleaned out again today and have about 6 inch of wood shavings...dread to think what the mess is gonna be like when we get home :o
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 1:33pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    O Gloria (in excelsis Deo), I wish you'd known Mr Bopp; I've always wanted to know a Mr Bopp.... I tell you what, I'm impressed at all the famous people we know between us! :) But I'm still impressed by Mr Hale, tell him!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 2:00pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    Glad your doggies are happy to be home!!

    All the chicks are currently in the food. No, hang on, can only see 4. No.5 is bottom right of the screen.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 7:31pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    A chick just pooped on my head :o

    I'm going for my second shower now, goodbye :P
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 7:44pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    They are indeed huddling there Red. But I hear your Dad (calling for your Mom) so I'm guessing needing to track whether they are too cold is no longer necessary?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 8:13pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Cheers Diane, i've been watching the chicks and everything seems okay...as long as they're moving around the brooder scratching & exploring than the temp should be alright, it's just if they're spending all the time under the lamp that we should be worried..
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 8:29pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    Why was the chick on your head to begin with Red??? I think the chicks have always been huddling together although now they are getting more aggressive with one another
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 8:36pm (Apr 6th 2008) edited
     
    Oh, and congratulations Red on surpassing Neil in the visits count. I don't think anyone will be able to pass Diane or Lynn:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 10:27pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    They just climb up there sometimes...someone else just pooped on my shoulder, that's 5 TIMES today!! I think they have it in for me :(
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 10:33pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    The chicks just had another of their pecking order battles!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 10:34pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    Maybe the head pooping is the only way they can get Red into their pecking order !
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 10:38pm (Apr 6th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yeah probably...if so there's gonna be a lot more pooping to come, because i refuse to be anything but no.1 in the pecking order!

    That actually happened to someone, one of their hens believed she was higher in the pecking order than her humans...she used to chase them round the garden and attack them! :D
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 10:40pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    Power to the hens!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 10:41pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :thumbup: :swingin: :boogie: :clap: :cheer:

    Oh no, i've gone vanillacon crazy again :crazy:
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 10:42pm (Apr 6th 2008) edited
     
    is vanillacons british lingo for emoticons?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 10:46pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I dunno, i've always seen them as emoticons before... :confused:
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2008 11:21pm (Apr 6th 2008)
     
    Red , I saw you feeding the chicks just a few minutes ago and I must say they have healthy appetites. We had a game when I was a kid . It was called Hungry Hungry Hippos . Those chicks are Hungry Hungry Chickie Choos. "
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 2:32am (Apr 7th 2008)
     
    LOL Red - with my dial up, they DID look like they were huddling under the heat without moving. :D

    Nancy - Lynn and I have been around this town so long that, you are right; too much of a head start for the rest of yah. ;)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 3:15am (Apr 7th 2008) edited
     
    Is that an EGG? Off to the right, mid screen.
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 4:35am (Apr 7th 2008)
     
    Looks like all of the chicks are huddling around the heat lamp at the bottom of the picture...Several are awake but they are all down in that area....
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 4:40am (Apr 7th 2008)
     
    Chief Chicken, Sorry I can't tell Alan Hale that you admire him...I haven't seen him for a couple of years. We did have dinner once and I met him at an event...he gave me a copy of his book about the comet...we were active in politics together for awhile. He ran for office up in Lincoln County a few years back. He subsists on research grants...working up at the observatory near Alamagordo, which is 50 miles from here. I went up there once and in the middle of the hot NM summer, it was downright chilly! Fabulous view of White Sands from there, too...
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 4:42am (Apr 7th 2008)
     
    The chicks have just started moving about. Three are on the left side of the picture and one is now hear the tray. One is very close to the lamp ....oh, just moving out and stretching its wings and now also at the tray. One is now sitting in the round bowl and now all five either in, or near the bowl...One just flapped its wings and they've scattered a bit, but none have gone back to the lamp area.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 9:49pm (Apr 7th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Sunny (chickie 3) is poorly and not eating. I've been watching her for a few days now, but my parents said she'd probably be fine. It's not looking good she's taken a real turn for the worse :sad: I just thought i'd better warn you all :cry::cry::cry:
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 10:03pm (Apr 7th 2008) edited
     
    Oh, thats too bad. I saw a chick last night (your 12: OOish) just sitting in the middle with its head down. I just assumed that's how the chicks sleep. I'm sure chickie#3 will be fine, maybe she has a stomach ache?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 10:06pm (Apr 7th 2008)
     
    I hope she picks up Red - there always seems to be one chick on its own (it is now in the dirt tray). Is that chickie 3? Any idea why it could be not eating?
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 11:29pm (Apr 7th 2008)
     
    What does chickie #3 look like? All the chicks are now battling for food in the dirt now.
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 11:32pm (Apr 7th 2008)
     
    Rooting for Chick #3!!! Right now, 3 are standing in the food tray, one is just to the top, barely visible. I think another is to the left, top screen...now walking to the tray.

    My sincere belief is that any animal that can stand in its food dish is OK with me!!
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 11:34pm (Apr 7th 2008)
     
    Do chicks fall asleep standing in the food tray? (what's in the rectangular tray, anyway?) They just go stock still, like they're in a trance....
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2008 11:37pm (Apr 7th 2008)
     
    where is the triangle tray?
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 4:13am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I'm not seeing any chicks at all now! Oh, one is just walking in from the top of the screen...oops, disappeared again!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 5:28am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I think the rectangular tray is their bath tub Gloria - filled with dust bathing dirt. Although I hear they still enjoy a good wash in the food dish.

    How is Chickie 3 doing Red? Can't see any of them on cam at the moment.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 6:25am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Hi Lynn! A little bit ago I saw all five chicks ambling around. Did you see them? They all looked good and happy.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 6:26am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I see 2 or 3 little chicks in the dirt pan..there is one eating now. I hope little chick #3 is going to be alright.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 6:27am (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    tney are built to last those wee chicks Lynn
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 6:27am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I see all 5 of them at the food bowl..looks like chick #3 is eating too.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 6:31am (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    hungry blighters
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 7:07am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    One of the babies just flew the coop..right up and over..and out...RED..come and get the chick!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 7:20am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Uh oh. Really? Did it come back yet?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 7:20am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I just saw another baby jump over the side and make a break for it. They are jumping in and out of the paddling pool.. wow one of them is REALLY good at flying...RED..the kids are growing up!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 7:23am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    This is so funny. I wonder if they all jump back in, scratch a foot in the dirt, look skyward and whistle innocently when she comes in the room.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 7:26am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    They seem to take off from the dirt pan, I haven't see the first one come back yet, one of them did. I see 4 chicks, but #5 hooked it for bigger pastures.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 7:35am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Ah - right now two of them are standing on the tips of their claws...in the dirt pan. Looking over the side into the wild blue yonder!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 8:10am (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    They're only built to last if they're eating though Wazza, and chickie 3 isn't. She's no better, and i have school today so i can't be with her.

    I don't think you could tell Sunny apart on cam. She's a light even yellow, not as dark as 1 or Midget, and has no stripes. And the thing is she scratches at the food with her beak so it LOOKS like she's eating but she isn't.

    I think my dad's gonna take her to the vets today. And i think Martha's going too tonight.
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 8:11am (Apr 8th 2008) edited
     

    no longer a member

    We hope all goes well with them Red... are the big girls missing the attention... do they know the chicks have the cam now and they cant be seen ?
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 8:12am (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    They all seem to be growing up so fast
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 8:13am (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I don't think so. They still have a cam pointing at them, so maybe they think they're still being watched

    Thanks wazza :heart:
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 8:20am (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    Hmmmmm what about having both cams on the go together ?

    Hey you have made my day with that big :heart: you have made mine :heartbounce: have a good day at school
    • CommentAuthorMaryFM
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 8:47am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Just popped in to see what the wee chicks were doing and my goodness they are having a bit of a feeding frenzy and they are so quick one should have been called speedy. I hope the wee chick going to the vet gets on ok. Have a great day everyone and the weather is ok where you are. We had a severe frost this morning and my son had a right old time getting the ice off his car!
    • CommentAuthorPeter16
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 11:07am (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Would you be able to post her symptons as well as a description of her droppings ?
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 12:23pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Red, I am sorry for Sunny not being well . Maybe the vet can help her. Who is Martha ? Is she a little chickie also ?I've not been online much lately .... have had to take my husband to different specialists for his diabetes and circulation problems . I will pray for Sunny along with those prayers for Stan and others .
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 12:34pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I hope Chickie #3 gets better soon. :(
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 2:08pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's the problem Peter, there are no symptoms! She just stopped eating, and as a result had no energy and her poops were clear because there was nothing inside her. She was acting quieter and sleeping more, but this was probably because she had no energy. She seems chirpier since she has eaten a bit.

    She's eating tiny amounts of some mash we made by mixing water with her feed (thanks BYC for the tip!) and has had a tiny amount of yoghurt. I've also seen two healthy looking poops out of her, which is good...I'm crossing my fingers for her :neutral:

    Janice, Martha is my pet mouse. I discovered she had a tumour about a week and a half ago, and it has tripled in size since we last went to the vet. It's now intefering with her movement and she's struggling to get to the food & water bowls. I think tonight at the vets she may have to be put to sleep :sad:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 2:36pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Get well soon Martha.:heart:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 4:32pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Scarlet your phone is off! Tried to book in to the vets but the one next to us can only fit you in at 5pm but you'd have to go by yourself, or I can book at the one we went to with Tilly?
    • CommentAuthorMaryFM
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 4:39pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Hi

    I hope you get on ok with your wee mouse, I've had a dog, cat and budgies when I was growing up, never occurred to get a mouse or a hamster of the like. I now have two cats called Darcey & Sophie they are long haired tortieshells and are 14 years old, I have a fantail goldfish called Issues, a fantail called pip and a large shubunkin called piper if he get's any bigger he's going to be in a tank on his todd.
    I like the names you have given the chicks, I'm showing my age here I haven't heard of that DJ. The chicks are so lively and when they get up on the top of the pool they are very proud of themselves.
    My sister lives in Virginia in the States and she has been following the chicks progress. She has 8 acres of grass and woodland round her house, and she feeds deer, squirrels, she has a family of skunks living under her garage, her drive is quite long and she says when she comes home in the evening she rolls down her window to sniff the air to see if they are out, she feeds them too, along with racoons, it seems all the wildlife seem to pass the word and she's surrounded with them, she even had two buzzards staying for a while who thoroughly enjoyed not having to look for their food, though my sister did wonder what the neighbours thought when they would fly around above the house waiting for her. Oh I near forgot she feeds a wee mouse that lives in her wood pile. She has two moggies of her own. So this menagerie keeps her very busy.
    • CommentAuthorMaryFM
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 4:43pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I just wondered having watching the chicks following some one have they imprinted themselves on Scarlet?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 7:09pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Awww. Thinking positive thoughts for Sunny, and Martha, and Stan from over here in the west. And a special hug for Kate.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 7:40pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Janice I hope Stan is doing OK. Red - did you get to the vets? I suppose you need to be careful its nothing she can pass on to the others, but if she's taking a little bit of food then hopefully she's getting over whatever it was. Martha sounds quite poorly - though I was and still am more than sad about Joey, I knew it was the right thing to do to save him any more suffering. Everyone said I'd know when it was time and I did. Trust your instincts. :heart: Will be thinking about you all.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 7:41pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Hey Mary, Joey had 2 long haired tortoiseshell sisters! They were the prettiest kitties I've ever seen! Your sister sounds like a modern day Dr Doolittle!
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 8:52pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    the chick's wings are really developing now, you can actually see formation of the wings from the rest of their body texture wise. They can fly so high!, they're like birds now!(yes i know chickens are birds but i mean the common flying birds)
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 8:54pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I think there is really no need for thier pool home if the chicks are just going to fly away continously like they are now!
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 8:55pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    are we going to get sound anytime soon?
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 8:58pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    the chicks look very pigeon like sitting on the edge of the pool like that:D
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:00pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I think they're waiting in line for a cuddle from Red!
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:00pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    That seems to be the case yes:rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:04pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    They keep jumping back in the line for another go!
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:05pm (Apr 8th 2008) edited
     
    some are cutting in line though or at least attempting to
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:06pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    One is still sat there ... waiting ... and waiting ... give her a cuddle Red!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:27pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I had to go get a shower cos i had a nose bleed :( Now just sat here waiting to see if Sunny will get some grub on her own...
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:30pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    I dont think any chick will be able to eat anything with that one chick sitting in the food bin and taking up allllll the space!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:33pm (Apr 8th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    WHYYYYY?!?!???!?!?!?!? :(

    STOP DUST BATHING IN THE FOOD, LET SUNNY EAT!!! I feel like i am tearing my hair out here, aaaargh! It's so frustrating, no matter how many times you lift her out she gets right back in :-\
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:44pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    the chicks are glooming each other now. how sweet:D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:47pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I think *holds breath* i think Sunny is eating from the bowl :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:49pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    yay!!!!:cheer::clap::swingin::peace::thumbup:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:50pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I wonder if all she wanted all along was her old food bowl back?? Surely not...seems a bit extreme :confused: Only thing i can think of though, seeing as she's suddenly eating dry feed from a bowl again...unless she just had a bad stomach the past few days? Eh, who knows...
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:55pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Maybe chickens have a personal attachment to how their food is presented to them??? the mind of the Chicken is an enigma.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 9:57pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Who knows, but if she's eating again i would be so happy...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 10:04pm (Apr 8th 2008) edited
     
    Its always worth trying it. Perhaps she's not as forceful as the others and a 2nd food bowl will help? crossed fingers it works!
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 10:38pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Kate, I'm sorry about Joey and I know your heart is heavy with grief. We all are thinking of you at this time. Poor little Martha . Hopefully she and Sunny can get help from the vet. The procedure Stan had at the hospital shows he has some blockage in the arteries in both legs and may at sometime have to have by-pass surgery on his legs, but the doctor is putting him on medication for 6 months. To all who think of Stan, we both say Thank You.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2008 11:28pm (Apr 8th 2008)
     
    Thanks Janice, everyone's love and thoughts have been a great support at what's been a very difficult time. I hope Stan's medication helps to keep him healthy and keep active.
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2008 3:45am (Apr 9th 2008)
     
    Stan, I hope the meds help and Kate, I'm sorry about Joey. I know it's very hard...
    I hope Martha isn't in pain, Red.

    Right now, I see all the chicks. One just hopped back into the pool, and four are at the top of the picture, with one eating from the top bowl...now TWO are there...one abandoned the lower bowl. They all are pecking away...Hope Sunny is getting a bellyful!!
    • CommentAuthorPeter16
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2008 5:13am (Apr 9th 2008)
     
    Good idea feeding her mash, i often give mine mash with all sorts of goodies in it,
    well i hope the chick feels better,
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2008 5:14am (Apr 9th 2008)
     
    Thanks Gloria. Stan says he is beginning to feel warmth in his legs again since the doctor put him on Plavix. I also see five very hungry chicks eating . Red, Please , let us know how Martha and Sunny are doing. We hope you are over that nasty nose bleed too.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2008 7:59am (Apr 9th 2008)
     
    All the chicks are up bouncing around. I hope little Sunny will be feeling better now that she has eaten some. All of them look like they are full of energy this today.
    Well it's late at night here, so I think I'll be heading off to bed now. Night night everyone.
    • CommentAuthorMaryFM
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2008 8:35am (Apr 9th 2008)
     
    Just logged onto see the not so wee chicks, I'm so glad Sunny has eaten something, and I'd like to send Martha lots of love, just saw the chicks whizzing about the pool and jumping up on the sides they reminded me of the girls of St Trinians they are so full of mishchief.
    Well must go to work.
    Bye!
    • CommentAuthorPeter16
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2008 11:27am (Apr 9th 2008)
     
    the chicks seem cold
    • CommentAuthorPeter16
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2008 11:29am (Apr 9th 2008)
     
    4 are huddled together and one is alone :(