What Chicken?

Friday, May 26, 2006

Who loves mulberries?


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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Big Red












Big Red at six days and ten weeks old.
She is a Rhode Island Red and will lay brown eggs.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Pecked Eye Update


It was actually the other eye that was pecked, but it looks fine, too. She, more than any of the other chickens except for Turken, is most likely to be sitting in my lap. She has really grown since the earlier post ("Did you notice how cute I am?").

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Meet Lame Wing



We are not sure whether or not she arrived this way. Maybe she injured herself as a chick or maybe it is a birth defect. She can move her wing, but mostly just drags it along. Sometimes she has to step over it. But she seems ok. She doesn't just lay around the coop feeling sorry for herself. She gets out and scratches around and has figured out how to get in and out of the coop, just like the rest of the chickens (actually, better in some cases). She is very docile and will sometimes come up to us and let us massage her wing.

A surprising thing that we have noticed is that the other chicks do not pick on her, which you might expect based on most chicken information.