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Old 08-06-2014, 01:58 AM   #721
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LOL princess and taxy...

Happy to hear Gladys is OK. I love these chronicles.

Me too. Chicken Chronicles is my favorite thread. If the house was on fire and there was something posted here that I hadn't read, that cute fireman would have to wait to rescue me.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:10 AM   #722
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At first, I thought she was dead...I was so glad to hear her peep and flutter her wings when I picked her up! She got to come in the house to eat and drink before going back out to her flock mates. We'll see how she's doing in the a.m. I've been out three times to check on her...they are getting a bit annoyed with me...they don't appreciate having a flashlight shined in their faces when they are sleeping.
But that is what all good mothers do at night. Check on their babies and make sure they are all tucked in.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:56 AM   #723
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Miss Betty White has graduated to "Broody Hen" status. Of three eggs she's been sitting on, one hatched this morning and the other two are extremely warm and peeping. I cleaned (sanitized) a dog crate to move Miss Betty White and baby (babies). Not that I wanted more chicks at this time of year, but great to have another Broody Hen who doesn't need to watch the video.
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:00 PM   #724
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Miss Betty White has graduated to "Broody Hen" status. Of three eggs she's been sitting on, one hatched this morning and the other two are extremely warm and peeping. I cleaned (sanitized) a dog crate to move Miss Betty White and baby (babies). Not that I wanted more chicks at this time of year, but great to have another Broody Hen who doesn't need to watch the video.
Your family is certainly growing very fast.
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The poor little chick was soaking wet--Miss Betty White had tipped over the water, so I brought the baby in the house, turned on the oven to 110F, turned it off, opened the door and let it cool down to 95. While the oven was cooling, I used my hair dryer on low to dry the baby. I then I put a bath towel in my spring form pan (happened to be in the dish rack) and put the baby in the oven until it started to move around (peeping for it's momma). It hadn't been out of the shell very long. Once warm and dry, I took the baby out to Momma. I then loaded Momma, baby, unhatched egg (miscounted--there is only one other egg) into the car to take them out to the farm. I also brought Myrtle. Why not? She rode on the dashboard. At the gas station, the person next to me took a picture of Myrtle!

Once at the farm, Myrtle explored everything. She's perched in her old spot in the barn. It has been two summers since Myrtle was at the farm. Who said chickens are stupid? She obviously remembers the farm and the barn. She was in the garden with us (eating pea shoots) and found the compost pile...ate a couple of small tomatoes off the vines. I want to get her used to going in the car because I've talked with a local nursing home about bringing her to visit the residents as a therapy chicken...I live outside a small village in the middle of farm country. I figure a lot of the residents grew up with chickens...
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The poor little chick was soaking wet--Miss Betty White had tipped over the water, so I brought the baby in the house, turned on the oven to 110F, turned it off, opened the door and let it cool down to 95. While the oven was cooling, I used my hair dryer on low to dry the baby. I then I put a bath towel in my spring form pan (happened to be in the dish rack) and put the baby in the oven until it started to move around (peeping for it's momma). It hadn't been out of the shell very long. Once warm and dry, I took the baby out to Momma. I then loaded Momma, baby, unhatched egg (miscounted--there is only one other egg) into the car to take them out to the farm. I also brought Myrtle. Why not? She rode on the dashboard. At the gas station, the person next to me took a picture of Myrtle!

Once at the farm, Myrtle explored everything. She's perched in her old spot in the barn. It has been two summers since Myrtle was at the farm. Who said chickens are stupid? She obviously remembers the farm and the barn. She was in the garden with us (eating pea shoots) and found the compost pile...ate a couple of small tomatoes off the vines. I want to get her used to going in the car because I've talked with a local nursing home about bringing her to visit the residents as a therapy chicken...I live outside a small village in the middle of farm country. I figure a lot of the residents grew up with chickens...
They do know that animals having a calming effect on the elderly. I think Myrtle would thrive along with the residents with all the attention.
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Well, the local Department of Health would have to approve Myrtle visiting...concern about diseases transmitted by birds. I have several friends who are veterinarians, so could get her checked out, etc. I don't fancy bathing her every week....and, I must get that flight suit ordered. But, there are therapy chickens:

Therapy chicken cheers nursing home residents - Ageing Mind Initiative - The University of Queensland, Australia

Chicken Therapy: A New Way to Help Alzheimer's Patients | Care2 Causes

My mom suffers from vascular dementia. No one wants to use the "A" word. When I call her or visit, I tell her stories about Myrtle and the other chickens. Her mom (my grandma) kept RIR chickens. My mom loves to hear about the chickens. If it weren't for the International border, I'd bring Myrtle with me.
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