Jun. 7th, 2013

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GUESS WHAT?!

CHICKEN BUTT )

P.S. o man the cross-post failed the first time oops

HERE YOU GO LJ FOLKS
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Chicken updates so far:

The two light ones are indeed Cochin chickens. We've decided to keep them anyways (even though they are not the best layers).

Mom has named hers (the Barred Rock) Puck. Also, it is very lonely (keeps wandering around the edges and chirping loudly, staring at itself in the reflective metal surface and then pecking, etc.) so we're going to get another Barred Rock tomorrow to be her friend. Paige wants to name the sixth chicken Titania.

And, of course, the temperatures went way down tonight and suddenly after a whole week of hot-as-balls nights, it went from warm during the day to cold at night. So we can't find the right position for the light. Today they were all crowding away from it at the opposite end of the cage, so we fixed it until they were running around like normal. Then tonight we got back from dinner adn they were all huddled right near the light in a pile. (Paige: awwww, they're snuggling! Me: fuck.) So right now they're alright again but I'm afraid we'll wake up tomorrow and they'll be frozen/overheated to death.

Also, in terms of ages: Derek's EE seems to be a day or so younger than the others - is a bit smaller and rounder and puffier, sleeps more, shoves her way under the others when she's scared/cold. The two Cochins seem to be a day older than the rest - more feathered, more mobile, bolder. The difference between them is really clear now that they've settled in, Leyla is a bit of a bully and will sometimes peck at the others - but Puck will stop her and peck her right back if she starts trouble. Lady Macbeth has her head in the foodbowl pretty much all the time, and is really clumsy and/or keeps trying to dust herself in the food dish, I'm not sure which. Possibly both. It's pretty quick to tell them apart because as soon as they try to do something, you know Leyla will probably succeed (she can flap her way full across the cage) whereas Lady will...not (I've seen her get on top of the foodbowl once.)

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