Sorry I haven’t been on for a while, we’ve been a little bit busy.
We moved!!! well, sorta. We moved about like 12 houses away from our old one. It’s the same exact house, it just has a bigger backyard. So now we are able to get more chickens, bees, a larger garden, etc.
Yes, we now have more chickens. I’ll introduce a few to you later. 🙂 We bought 16 chicks are the stock market, 4 every week. They were the cutest little things, it was so fun! We gave them all names and played with them constantly. Finally, they were old enough to go live outside in the big coop with the older chickens. It took them a while to learn where they were supposed to sleep. AT first they would all just huddle up in the corner and I would have to go out and move them all to the sleeping area. They hated being moved and tried to escape back to their huddle when i wasn’t looking. They finally learned and now huddle together in the roosting area every night. 🙂
Soon after they moved into the big coop, one of the little chickens got sick. she was all puffed up, her tail was down, and she lost a significant amount of weight. she lost color in her face and her poop was red and liquidy.I didn’t know what it was, even though i researched my butt off, and snow white eventually died. Her name was snow white and she was a white polish chicky. Then the other babies started getting sick. We lost two more Americanas the next day. I kept researching it because now a majority of the baby chickens were sick. I then came across a sickness called coccidiosis. Because the chickens hadn’t been exposed to the other chickens before, their germs and poop gave the babies this sickness. I then ordered the medicine from the stock shop and called my dad and asked him to pick it up because i had a choir concert. she he picked it up on his way and when we got home, we put a couple teaspoons into their water and saved the rest of the chickens.
We also now have a rooster. His name is Zoomy (He was a fast runner) :). when we first got him as a chick, he was the smallest little chicken in the world. Even though he was tiny, he still hung out with the big kids. His comb is so large and his wings and tail are too big for his little body and short legs. He’s such a funny little guy, we had to keep him. Then once we had confirmed he was rooster and he started crowing, we started hearing a deeper, louder crow in the coop too. So i went out and looked to see who it could be, and i came across Abbey, the biggest chicken in the bunch. We couldn’t tell that she was a rooster until she-HE- started crowing because the other chickens had pecked off her tail. We renamed him Abbit and gave him to my grandparents because he was too loud. So now we are down to just zoomy 🙂
Those are just a few of our adventures with this new batch of chickens. They never fail to make us smile 🙂