This was a very eventful week! One of the fun things that happened this week was we got some new chicks! We received 8 new chicks from MyPetChicken.com all of which are very energetic and healthy! We got a Buff Brahma, Light Brahma, Mille Fleur d'uccle, Partridge Cochin, and a Salmon Faverolles. The other three chicks are a friend's that are being picked up this weekend.
The yellow blur is our very energetic Salmon Faverolles chick!
The chicks enjoy their big warm Sweeter Heater and are often found napping underneath.
Spitz our Appenzeller Spitzenhauben hen and Missy our Partridge Plymouth Rock hen are both giving me an odd look expecting a treat shortly. In this photo you can also see the newly mulched run, which the chicken love to dust-bathe in!
This is Sweetie, one of our Speckled Sussex hens. She has recently started to pose for the camera more often, probably hoping to share the spotlight with her other photogenic friends.
This week was a sad one too, because one of our white Showgirl chicks died for undetermined reasons. We sent her body to a nearby university to have a necropsy and identify the cause of her death. If you lose a chicken to unknown reasons I highly suggest doing the same. Our state does it for free and they even pick it up! We believe she may have come down with Coccidiosis so I ordered Corid, a medication to help birds fight Coccidiosis, and will probably be giving it to them as a precaution.