Luhu's Adventures

Chicks first egg!!

One if the chicks laid an egg today!!! We’re so exited that the girls are gonna start laying!! Its to bad that we’re getting rid of Hercules and Girlfriend today. It would be a shame if she is the one laying.

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I also want to add that we lost Daphne to the coyote. I now have the chickens locked up 24/7. We’re planing on building a run. I kind of blame Hercules for not doing his job and protecting our chicks. But it’s my fault for not being more protective of the girls when we lost Sandy.

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No more mister nice guy

A few weeks ago we brought Hercules and his girlfriend daphne to a friends house hoping she would take him off our hands. Sadly Hercules lived up to his name. This friend had a small polish rooster names Mardi Gras.

When the two met we expected Hercules to back down and bow to Mardi. But Hercules (who was already bigger than Mardi ) started a full out fight . The owner then said that she could not take our rooster if he was going to beat up poor Mardi Gras.

I then decide to separate Hercules from the other girls. But, wall I was at a sleepover someone let him back in with the girls. When I went to get him back in his own cage he attacked me.

Everyone is telling me to kill him and possibly eat him. We’ve even had an offer from a friend (who ended up with 4 roosters ) to switch our roosters and do the dirty work for each other. As much as I hate Hercules I still want the best for him.

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Training Hercules

Our rooster, now named Hercules, has started to crow constantly. At first it was cute.Then, it was just annoying.

For the past 2 months we’ve been trying to find a new home for Hercules and one of the chicks ( can’t decide who yet) . No one has taken him yet but 5 flyers and a trip to the poultry show at the fair left us with hopefulness that SOMEONE will adopt him. But I still have to worry about my reputation, so I’ve put Hercules under my special training.

( Basically “training” is teaching a chicken that people , and being held, equals food)

I really want to get rid of Hercules now because we just adjusted the little chicks to sleeping in the big coop and he’s holding back the integration. If we don’t get rid of him soon I’m probably going to separate him from the girls so he does not become protective.

Also I have a name update Sophie (golden laced) is now Schmidt because My older sister has adopted her as her favorite chick and decided to name her after Sophie Schmidt from Sky Blue woman’s soccer team.

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Not a boy!!

As you know we now have six baby Laced Wyandottes, who are now living in the garage because they’re getting huge. Well one of the chicks. Hermia. has a very large tail and a single comb and for a Wyandotte that is a sure sign of being a boy. We’ll see if he starts crowing before we kick him out.

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Hermia

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Muffy

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Toshiko

Sophie

Sophie (our only Golden Laced Wyandotte)

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Getting To Know You

Happy one week anniversary chicks!

If I had to say one thing about the chicks, it would be they’re very curious.

We have only had the chicks for one week and they have already grown in size and personality.

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And they are already sprouting wings and tail feathers!

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Say hello to my little chicks

The Chicks are here! They came packaged in a nesting filled box with a heating pad underneath.

Half way through dipping beaks! Beak dipping is very important to do when you first get your baby chicks. I set up the lid to the Tupperware bin as a little table.

The official photo booth.

The pink ruler has lines about one inch apart so you can see on a scale how big the chicks are.  Here they are one day old!

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Chick Stress

I was biking home today and thought I heard the distinctive scratching of a chicken. As I parked my bike I started to call the chickens to me, saying “Where’s my girls?”. After a few seconds of nothing I went towards what I thought was a chicken. I ended up face to face with a pack of wild turkeys.
The chicks are coming this week and I have been more nervous than when I was being followed by two curious wild turkeys. So, trying out different methods, I created a list of good (and bad) things to do while waiting for chicks.
1. Over prepare yourself. (double check the double check list)
2. Travel. (distract yourself )
3. Eat chocolate. (call your mind to a happy place)
4. Over prepare the unlikely. (what will you do if one of the chicks is blind?)
5. Clean. (like a bird readying a nest)
6. Make sure everything is organic. (no toxins near our babies!)
7. Drink hot soothing drinks. ( tea is good for the soul and opens the mind)
8. Turn on the heat lamp. (never know when you might need it)
9. Sit by the phone waiting for the call from the post office.

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Baby Chicks!!

It’s that time of year again! The baby chicks are coming. I have already ordered  six chickens. Three Australorps and three Laced Wyandottes (I hope I spell that right). The Australorp and The Silver Laced Wyandotte are both multipurpose birds that are very docile and known for their egg production.  This year I am going to blog twice a week when the chicks come so you can follow along with our new members. This is my first time ordering from MyPetChicken so well see how that works out. You can expect my first post the first week of April. Until then cheek up with me and the girls for are weekly adventures!

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