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Old 06-26-2008, 07:52 AM   #1
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My new pet...

I'm not sue if posting an image will work but I'll try. Anyway, I thought some of you might get a giggle out of my new pet. We keep cochin chickens and for the first time ever we were the victims of a fox visit this year. We had three chicks wh were being 'shared' or co-parented by two hens. The first night the fox came the two hens were got, and two of the chicks. After a day of distress one of the other hens -and one of my favourites at that-took the surviving chick under her wing. But the next night the fox came back and took her too. We are left, after all the visits with only two hens left and the one chick.

The remaining hens showed no interest other than to bully the little chicken, so he's been hand reared, much to my cats' disgust. He's not growing brilliantly, he's going to be a small guy. I was praying he'd be a hen, but I think he's gonna be a rooster, and being a homebred our surviving 2 hens are too closely related to this guy to keep him with them. I'm thinking of getting a second house and a couple of hen of a different breed because I'm seriously attached to this little chicken and letting him go will be hard, and the freezer is ruled out: this guy is a survivor! I've been hankering after some blue egg laying hens, so maybe I'll get him a pair of one of thse breeds.

His name is L.C. Picalily (The L.C. stands for Little Chicken)



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Old 06-26-2008, 08:27 AM   #2
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Pretty cute, luvs! I particularly like the photo where you have the chick on your lap and the cat at your feet. LOL!

Where are you in those photos - at your parents' house? Didn't you say that you had to give your parents your cats because you weren't allowed to keep pets at your place?

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Old 06-26-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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Great pictures, especially the one with the cat! He''s a beauty, and I'm glad to hear you're thinking of getting him his own friends.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:56 AM   #4
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Pretty cute, luvs! I particularly like the photo where you have the chick on your lap and the cat at your feet. LOL!

Where are you in those photos - at your parents' house? Didn't you say that you had to give your parents your cats because you weren't allowed to keep pets at your place?

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lol, I'm not luvs

But, yes, strangly, the photos are taken at my parent place where I also live ATM
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:56 AM   #5
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Lulu, I love your new little pet. He deserves a chance, all right. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:22 AM   #6
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That's a lovely flower garden in the background!
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:31 AM   #7
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wish I could give you pictures but will have to put up with my comments. Having a cat and chick too aren't you worried? Never know what the cat is thinking? I hope this chick survives as you said. Seeing a fox come around is certainly scary for anyone. Now that he knows where to get his meals do you think he will find this other one? I know nothing about chicks but just that I wouldn't like something killing a defenseless young one much less the hens. Good luck. Certainly get attached to them quickly. Thanks for the pictures.
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Cute!!!! He makes me miss my chickens.
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Get down wit yo bad self wit yo flowers and yo birdies!

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'm thinking of getting a second house and a couple of hen of a different breed because I'm seriously attached to this little chicken and letting him go will be hard, and the freezer is ruled out:
LOL - that's an expensive little chick and I'd do the very same thing!!!!
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