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Esther and Winnie Fluff to Feathers
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Golden Laced Wyandotte and Easter Egg Chicken as they grow from chick to Hen
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10/06/2007 10:53 pm
DoctorGoose
You can always send Winnie over here to keep my Wyandottes company. :-D


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On the eighth day of Christmas, the Animal shelter gave to me: eight fluffy chickens, seven smallish horses, six wyandottes, five crazy kittens, four concerned family members, three cuckoo hens, two lovey goosies, and a doggie with really bad arthritis!

#352 10/06/2007 11:17 pm
barg
but... Winnie isn't the one having a problem.
Thank you for the genreouse offer though.
And besides, Id'e have to ask nez, and she isnt like to say yes. She can be such a "priss" <- ( insert a more appropriate word at you own discression )sometimes

Thanks for the responce, I see my firm hand got through to someone

Last edited by barg (10/06/2007 11:18 pm)

10/07/2007 2:13 pm
Smoky73
I am confused. I thought you had Ester, Winnie and Hazel seperated now in their own little group away from the others? And nowe Ester is afraid of Hazel and Winnie?
I guess either I missed something or I am not following.....
10/07/2007 2:33 pm
barg
What your missing is my lack of time, I was hopeing to segregate them this weekend, their coop is not set up to segregate them the way I have it now.

I was going to pull the two parts apart, take out the temporary middle section thats there and build a temporary coop house for the tractor.

Time is not on my side.

At this point I have resigned myself to follow silkiechickens advice and just let them work it out.
I made this decision based on ther fact that I really have no choice.

I'm torn as to what is the best way to deal with this, but since I don't have time for construction, the choice has been made for me.

Breaking it down, I can keep an eye on them all day, but you can't go out and build anything when your home alone with a 15 month old baby.

I will say that Esther has been coming out today, at least more then yesterday. but I think she is disrupting the older chickens egg laying because she hides in the nest box alot of the time.

Last edited by barg (10/07/2007 2:34 pm)

10/07/2007 2:50 pm
joebwe25
barg, please tell me the story beginning to end.
It's hard to follow and lots of things were happening.
It doesn't have to be long, just informative.
THANKS!

Last edited by joebwe25 (10/07/2007 2:50 pm)


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10/07/2007 3:00 pm
barg
I have been trying to integrate my younger chickens with my older chickens since they were about 7 weeks, I can't sum up everything that I have tried in a short blurb, but I can say that Iv'e tried alot of different approaches.

I probably should have waited until they were older to start the actual integration because of the type of set up I have.
Iv'e come to the conclusion that, if your in a free range situation, you can integrate at a younger age.

At this point one of the younger ones is finally starting to be ok with the older flock, but at the same time that is happening, the other younger one is getting more and more afraid of the older ones and has retreated from the run into the coop house.

She has been hideing in the coop house for the last few days, ocassionally one of the older ones goes in there to lay an egg and chases her out.

They are 17 weeks old today, the older ones are 8 weeks older then the younger ones.

Thats the short version, for the longer one you may need a speed reading coarse lol

I'll have pics for the week in a few.

10/07/2007 3:07 pm
joebwe25
So tell me about Esther, Winnie and Hazel.
What are their ages?
How are thy getting along?
Stuff like that.

Last edited by joebwe25 (10/07/2007 3:08 pm)


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3 Chickens - Henny (SLW), Penny (Ameraucana), Mary Ann (BR),1 cat Sylvester, 1 dog Scruffy(bottom of pecking order), 3 Bullfrogs, around 56 Goldfish in pond and one Betta fish BlubBlub all in the city!

10/07/2007 3:45 pm
barg
joebwe25 wrote:
So tell me about Esther, Winnie and Hazel.
What are their ages?
How are thy getting along?
Stuff like that.

As stated above 17, 17 and 25 weeks.
Thats two 17 week olds and four 25 week olds.
The older chickens being 8 weeks older then the younger ones
17+8 =25
Esther and Winnie (17 weeks)get along
The older 4 (25 weeks)get along
The younger ones don't get along with the older ones.
Sorry I can't sum up the last 10-17 weeks any better then that, but thats what this thread is all about.
All the information has already been enterd on the previous pages.
Most are not really all that long.
but I think you can get the jist by just reading the most recent.

Thanks for the input

Last edited by barg (10/07/2007 4:07 pm)

10/07/2007 3:58 pm
barg
17 and 25 weeks old today

Winnie hanging out.

Checks on Esther

"You ok?"

"Dood, come on outside"

"C'mon you can do it"

Domineak goes in to lay

"And stay Out!"


The chicken conversation are simulated, my chickens can't really talk.
Just thought I'd put in that disclaimer

#360 10/07/2007 4:14 pm
joebwe25
barg wrote:
"And stay Out!"

That's so funny!!!
So do Esther and Winnie get along?

Last edited by joebwe25 (10/07/2007 4:14 pm)


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