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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Some Chicken Talk

Well its obvious to me that Tim is feeling well enough to walk himself over to the other side of the porch and sample the kitten food and water. He doesnt seem to know what the litter box is for. Now if I could train a chicken to use a litter box I would be the talk of the town! ;)

So since he was feeling better I did some rearranging and put him in this pen here with some 24 percent chick starter (lots of protein) and his water with vitamins and electrolytes in it. (Thats why its yellow).



You just can't have enough extra pens for keeping ailing chickens in. I got this big dog pen cage off Freecycle for free a while back. Thelma, Louise and Twiggy were in it up until I did some work on the pen that was recently broken into by the fox.



I wired that sucker shut at every point and upwards on top of double staples. Yeah, I know, you can still see my spilled staples, wire hanging there and my wire cutters too. Oh well. I also put the two Sultan girls in there. I had them in a smaller holding pen for lack of anything better to do with them. I took them away from the two boys as they were really taxing them mating them WAY WAY too much. Everyone seems to be happy and getting along in here. The first thing Twiggy, Thelma and Louise did was start dirt bathing...lovely white silkies with dirty in every crevice...lol.



The polish say its not a good day to have all this big hairdo on their heads, its HOT today.

So I did get a couple of things done today...nothing big, but did get some things done that needed doing.


geocachelinda66 said...

So glad Tim is feeling better!  Linda

gen0507 said...

Well I'm glad that Tim is feeling much better.  The Polish do look like they're complaining about it being so hot.  LOL


plieck30 said...

I look a little like the Polish when I go out in this heat. Bet all their feathers will feel good this winter. Glad Tim is doing better. Paula

nelishianatl said...

I'm glad you Freecycle too.  Doing a happy dance now that Tim's feeling better.  At any rate, I love seeing how your babies are doing.  Those are so very pretty.  I just love them.


breakaway1968 said...

I gave away an old dog kennel on freecycle a while back BEFORE i thought about getting chickens!  I was SO mad after I thought about it.  I so should have kept it!  Oh well..I will maybe find another one on Freecycle.  That is such a good idea too!  Drats!  I do have Max's kennel by  he uses it when we leave for the day...not at night anymore tho.  I love your Polish!  They are SO cute.  That is just making me want to see my babies more!  I can't wait till they hatch!  Your holding pens looks NICE!  

madcobug said...

I am glad that Tim is feeling so much better. All your chicken pictures are great. Hugs, Helen

bojgill4375 said...

I haven't had time to do free cycle. We go to garage sales and auctions too much... and I read journals too much! lol Thanks for sharing pictures. Janie

wwfbison said...

I am happy to hear Tim is feeling better.  Some of our roosters look like him.  The girls look happy, of course they have to take their dirt baths.  They want to be sure you spend the time cleaning them back up, LOL.   I bet those feathers are hot on the polish.