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    Default I saved a chicken's life today.

    She was on her way to the processing plant when I saw her and saved her. Details when I get my computer back.
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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    I hope they fix your computer because I want to hear more about this chicken. What name will you give this lucky chicken? ... "Plucky"?

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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    I don't know yet what I'll name her. I m working on it, though.
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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    I guess her name is Sweetie. Every time I go to check on her that's what I've been calling her

    She's doing fine, BTW. She wants to stay in the chicken house. She came from a commercial operation where chicken's doing even have room to walk around.
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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    I guess her name is Sweetie. Every time I go to check on her that's what I've been calling her

    She's doing fine, BTW. She wants to stay in the chicken house. She came from a commercial operation where chicken's doing even have room to walk around.
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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    Lucky Girl! I’m partial to them myself. We have a small Chicken Farm. I recently lost one of my prized Hens to a hawk.
    One of the many perils of free ranging. I bet you’ve got one Happy Hen now that she can move around!
    Do you know what Breed she is?

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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    Not for sure. I think she might be a meat hen because she has had her beak clipped, but she's much smaller than me light brahmas. All I know is that she is white. We have both layer and broiler operations down here.
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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    Liz, sure am glad Sweetie found you. What is the purpose for clipping the beak? I bet the answer is going to make me mad.
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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    They pack the chickens in tight and give them nothing to do so what they do is pick on each other. The weakest ones sometimes get pecked to death.
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    I knew I should not have asked
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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    A fair few years ago I rescued 4 egglayers that would have gone from the intensive 4 hens per tiny cage kind of facility facility to the processing plant, they also had their beaks clipped for the same reasons. Fortunately here over the last few years both legislation and public opinion have improved somewhat living conditions for hens
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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    Quote Originally Posted by AquaWoman View Post
    Lucky Girl! I’m partial to them myself. We have a small Chicken Farm. I recently lost one of my prized Hens to a hawk.
    One of the many perils of free ranging. I bet you’ve got one Happy Hen now that she can move around!
    Do you know what Breed she is?
    Amy I'm In the same boat I lost one of my Buckeye hens to a red tail hawk last week... if that wasn't bad enough he came back the next day and we had face off...I won. But opted to lock the girls up for a few days and give my rooster a strong scolding for not protecting her.
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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    The hawks are a big reason I prefer heavy breed laying hens.
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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sabucchi View Post
    A fair few years ago I rescued 4 egglayers that would have gone from the intensive 4 hens per tiny cage kind of facility facility to the processing plant, they also had their beaks clipped for the same reasons. Fortunately here over the last few years both legislation and public opinion have improved somewhat living conditions for hens
    We have made some progress here in the States as well. It's all due to public pressure because over here chickens are not considered animals according to the law, so they don't afford the small kindness we afforded to most animals. But it's not just chickens. Most animals grown commercially for slaughter endure conditions I don't consider ethical.

    People want food that is cheap and easy. There is no connection between the dressed chicken or a piece of beef that we buy to eat and the chicken or steer they came from. I'm as guilty as the rest.
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    Default Re: I saved a chicken's life today.

    On a lighter note, I put up a heat lamp for Sweetie. She always seemed cold. Sure enough, once I had it hung in her corner she snuggled right under is and took a long warm nap. I need to take a fecal sample from her to take to the vet for a worm check. That means that I'll be sitting around waiting for her to **** for as long as it takes. I wish I had a fecal loop.

    She has very loose stools. It could be worms or coccicidia or stress. If it's a parasite I will give the chicken house a through cleaning. My existing chickens are parasite free and I want to keep it that way.
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