Officialish Chicken Photo Thread! - Page 54 - The Horse Forum
 990Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #531 of 1018 Old 05-18-2013, 12:07 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,888
• Horses: 2
So yesterday I'm weeding the front yard and all of a sudden every last chicken starts SCREAMING, I look over and there flapping away in the cow water trough is one of my girl's prized chickens. I go running down there, the chickens are gathered around screaming, the bull and steer pastured in there are bemusedly staring at the flailing chicken in their water and the poor thing is standing in the trough with her beak barely poking out of the water.

I scooped her out and other than being extremely soggy and put out, she was fine.

Now on to the bigger question.... did she fall in or considering that's she's mean to every other chicken..... was she pushed???
Celeste and xxdanioo like this.
Delfina is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #532 of 1018 Old 05-18-2013, 05:07 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,793
• Horses: 0
If they pushed her in, would of they alerted you to her plight?
Posted via Mobile Device
Left Hand Percherons is offline  
post #533 of 1018 Old 05-18-2013, 09:33 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Georgia USA
Posts: 6,424
• Horses: 1
I'm glad you were outside when it happened!

Celeste
Celeste is offline  
post #534 of 1018 Old 05-18-2013, 12:12 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,888
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons View Post
If they pushed her in, would of they alerted you to her plight?
Posted via Mobile Device

Probably....

We have four roosters and they love ANY excuse to screech their heads off. They've figured out that if the lot of them put up a giant ruckus, I will come running and can generally be suckered into an extra few handfuls of Chicken Scratch.

We don't have spoiled chickens...
Celeste likes this.
Delfina is offline  
post #535 of 1018 Old 05-19-2013, 05:49 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,403
• Horses: 0
The chicks are growing so fast! Frizzle is already starting to have the frizzy feathers come in! Moved them to there new home yesterday and they love it!

I may seem small, but if you mess with my horse, I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place.
horsecrazygirl is offline  
post #536 of 1018 Old 05-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Erwin, NC
Posts: 232
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ebony2Rose View Post
Does anyone know if you can safely "introduce" new chickens into a flock? We started with a flock of 7- two sadly were lost during out first molt. Then 2 of our 5 left were attack by our neighbors puppy. One was lost, the other we had the euthanize because the poor gal had lost her whole entire side.. Anyway, my mother is devastated as they are absolutely are her babies. We have 3 left. If we brought some outside chickens in, does that give way for perhaps fighting? They seem a little lonely.
An old farmer told me to sneak them into the coop overnight. When they wake up in the morning with new chickens, thanks to their WONDERFUL memory, they just wake up thinking they had a **** good party the night before. Worked for us!
CatrinaB87 is offline  
post #537 of 1018 Old 05-23-2013, 09:29 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,403
• Horses: 0
Alright folks, we have a problem. Two nights ago, six new chickens got mixed in with the flock. Two days later we are noticing what looks like feathers rooting and turning black from one chicken. I have no clue as to what it is. I am pretty sure its the pecking order being messed with, but my brothers say they noticed it long ago but thought it was dirt. Sooo I'm now confused. I have pictures, If ya'll could give your opinion that would be great! I don't really like these pictures, but they are all I have right now. I'm getting better ones.

P.S The chicks are doing great! I think my frizzle is a roo, though.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0534.jpg (36.8 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0529.jpg (42.6 KB, 33 views)

I may seem small, but if you mess with my horse, I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place.
horsecrazygirl is offline  
post #538 of 1018 Old 05-23-2013, 09:53 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,888
• Horses: 2
I think it looks like mites. No clue here on getting rid of them... I've only dealt with them once and it was on a severely injured chicken and she died from her injuries before I found anything that worked.
Delfina is offline  
post #539 of 1018 Old 05-23-2013, 10:20 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,403
• Horses: 0
I just went out there and they were all preening, scratching themselves? I'm not sure. I can't see any thing that would scream mites or any sign of it...as in I can't see any feces or anything like that. I really really hope its not that. We had a vet(horse vet) look at them and he said that it doesn't look like mites because the skin isn't broken. He said it looks like the chickens pecking.

I may seem small, but if you mess with my horse, I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place.
horsecrazygirl is offline  
post #540 of 1018 Old 05-24-2013, 12:24 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 9,391
• Horses: 8
Get some liquid Sevin and put it in one of those big outdoor sprayers, get the chickens out of the mite infested pen and spray the entire area and where they roost needs to be soaking wet with Sevin spray, also wash food and waterers and let the pen air out for a couple hrs and then let them back in. Also if they have scaly leg mites, dip their legs in cooking oil once a day for 2-3 days and then once a week until you see their legs healing. For mites on their vent, dust them lightly with Sevin dust.

Dreamcatcher Arabians is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ChingazMyBoy's Photo Thread ChingazMyBoy Horse Pictures 120 04-07-2012 07:42 AM
Angel Photo Thread Pinto Pony Horse Pictures 13 02-07-2011 08:50 PM
Thumper's Photo Thread :) anrz Horse Pictures 19 09-01-2009 05:09 PM
Kai Photo Thread! Pinto Pony Horse Pictures 108 08-30-2009 08:11 AM
xxJustJumpItxx photo thread :) xxJustJumpItxx Horse Pictures 7 05-30-2009 11:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome