Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sold More Chicks Today

I've been selling chicks the last few days, and I'm down to 44!  Amazing!  :)    Minus another 12, and we'll be down to 32, but in a couple of weeks we'll be getting 4 more (three for Luke plus one Spitz).  Hopefully I can get the remaining ones I have for sale gone.  At least then I can simply relocate my chickens once the new coop is built.  I want a nice one that people ooh and ah over.  DREAM BIG!  :D

Chick Went to the Vet

Yes, I took a chick (Buff Laced Polish) to the vet to see what's going on with her leg and what we can do to fix it. As you can see from the following picture, her leg doesn't sit right. I thought it was because she had a slipped tendon. Doc says otherwise.
She is currently in an inside brooder with a cast-like splint to see if we can slowly work her leg back into its proper position. Doc said it could be congenial, nutritional, or from an injury. We are treating nutritional first, getting a chick starter with vitamin B and Calcium. She collected a fecal sample to test for cocci, which she (the chick) is thankfully negative.

She is supposed to go back Monday or Tuesday for a re-dressing. I will be updating this particular post with updates as it progresses. I normally would not take a chicken to a vet, but I need to learn, and this vet shares an interest in chicken rearing. (Chicken tenders are we. 😉

(Update: Vet chick died)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

May Update

Aside from the sells (just sold 2 Polish chicks, Pekins pending, Buffs pending, Speckled Sussex pending, 1 or 2 Ameraucana cockerels pending, Blue Ameraucana pair pending), the rest of the farm is doing beautifully.  I need to mow, pretty badly, and I need to work on cleaning up the yard (a weekend activity coming), T-Bone has been banded today so NO chances of early pregnancy.  Hoorah!

Bambi is adorable, as always.

This gale, no name, has an old injury.  She has a slipped tendon, and we aren't sure what to do.  I tried popping it back into place, but it has already healed, and I do not have the professional means to help, so I called around, and we have a vet appointment set up for her.  Hopefully we can get her fixed up.

We have an amazing group of adolescence.  Several are staying, though at some point, some will be chosen to be sold.  I finally found a Cochin I adore, this little girl.  

Sablepoot (Sable-Poot) the Sablepoot (pronounced Sah-Blay-Pooh), also known as a Dutch Booted Bantam.

Popeye, the one-eyed Polish.

Little Mister.  He's the sweetest little cockerel in the world.

Sale Post

Working on selling some chicks and juviniles to make some room and lighten my load a bit.  Three Ameraucanas are gone, still have five left (Blue Wheaten, Wheaten, and White) at $5 each.

And a Blue pair (pullet and cockerel), though I'm not sure for how much to sell them for....
cockerel pullet

All these chicks.... 15 total (plus one Cornish x Rock I just didn't have the heart to butcher)

I'll likely post more.  I have about 55 chickens, and I need to get down to about 30.  If I can sell all the ones listed, I'll be pretty close to my goal number.  I hope I can get there soon....

I sold 2 goslings, and I'm selling 6 ducks, 3 Buffs and 3 Jumbo Pekin.  Afterwards, I'll be down to just 4 geese and 1 duck.