the four new fire scorched chicks are here
Carol · Jan. 9, 2011
they are just babies....too small for one of the rabbit pens so we put them into a cage. these little ones have suffered from minor burns and smoke inhalation, one of them has blood in her poop....not sure if they will all survive..depends on how much damage there was to their lungs because they are going to be very susceptable to infection over the next few weeks.
the only rule i am making as far as their names are concerned is that they have to be easy to remember cuz i am just not into remembering complicated names...it is simply too hard for me with 130 animals running around here.
we put ray in with betty white....can't say that either one is hugely happy but they are getting along pretty well. so at least with the new chicks arrival, we finally have all rabbits out of cages and onto the floor in pens, (except for the little black boys... but they did not like being down on the floor....so i am not counting them)...anyway this makes me really happy....and no more rabbits are getting in here again!
cali is doing ok...she is sleeping quite a bit..but she is comfortable in her recovery cage and not asking to get out of it. she is eating everything we give her so that is good too. frodo spent the day in the mp room...he wanted out of the shop but did not want to hang out outside in the snow so he spent the day napping on the loveseat...the dogs didn't mind and frodo was content and comfortable.
zoe and nicole brought a bunch of xmas donations out from vancouver today...daphne got a new sock monkey..there were a ton of treats and some really great sweaters and thank you so much lory for the donations and the book!
nicole brought taz out with her...she looks very happy, healthy and pretty confident now too...good job nicole!
i found by the end of the afternoon i was starting to feel tired and cranky...i guess i am getting old but i just needed for the dogs to settle and sleep for a bit so i could wind down a little bit too. the barn guys are all in bed now, the animals are all quiet and sleeping and i am just toddering here and there switching around the laundry.
big sigh....it looks like a peaceful evening.....i think we are all tired tonight.
i just wanted to say something to vancouverites that are considering having a small backyard flock of hens to raise their own eggs. now that the city allows it..i don't think it is a bad thing IF folks understand the responsibility and are prepared to give their chickens a nice and safe place to live including a good solid warm and appropriately sized inside and outside coop. they also have to feed them well and take them to the vet if they get sick and they have to be prepared to really care for them well for the rest of their lives too.
chickens are not things to get, neglect and then toss away. they require the same kind of consideration in living respected, dignified, comfortable and quality lives as any other living being.
our four little smoke damaged babes are adorable and sweet...but they were always a big responsibility...and they will continue to be a big responsibility for the rest of their lives.
Chickens need care too
welcome little ones, may you all grow strong, healthy and live very happy lives.
ok...so lets get these wee ones named...i believe nicole has named one of the brown ones..henny penny and one of the black ones joan somebody or other...i will just call them henny and joan, that is easy enough for me...so one more little brown babe and one more little black babe still need to be named.