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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lost Chick

The little chick made it through the night with the big hens. It lived through the day, running to the hens and terrified of  me. When it disappeared into the bushes at the retaining wall, I could no longer see it. It knew how to hide since it quit cheeping, too. At two days old, it was a smart little chick. This won't happen again.

The four in the house are doing well. I think the store-bought chicks are more fragile than farm chicks. Both come from incubators, but the farm chicks mamas are free rang. The store-bought chicks get sick too often.

Your turn
Have you noticed a difference in chicks from different sources?

18 comments:

  1. My experience with store-bought chick is that they are stressed too often and that affected their health.

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  2. We buy chicks from the feed store and we have only lost a handful over the past 35 years from sickness.

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  3. You OK? Just checking in, haven't seen a post in a couple of weeks.

    Sending good thoughts your way.

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  4. I spoke with Linda on the phone last night to make sure she is okay...she is in fact alive, but has been sick and her computer died. On top of that the a/c in her car broke, and it's been very hot and humid here in the south, so she hasn't the heat tolerance or strength to go to the library and check-in or write a post. She hopes to be back online soon, but she has these issues to contend with first.

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    1. Thanks for the update. I was just checking in to see if she was ok since she hadn't posted lately.

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    2. Thank you so much for checking on her and reporting back. I will keep her in my prayers.
      Patti from California

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    3. Hope she gets well soon. Thank you for checking. I have been concerned.

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    4. Thanks for checking on Linda, Mystic Mud. I worry when my on-line favorites just don't show up! I hope you get a break s-o-o-n, Linda!

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    5. Yes, thank you Mystic Mud, the blogging world is so nice and caring and we like to watch out for each other, yourself included, ;-)

      We'll all be here when you get back Linda, no hurry.

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    6. Thanks for the info. I remember she was having problems with her computer and I was hoping that was the entire problem. So sorry to hear she has other problems adding to the mix! Feel better soon, Linda.

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  5. Get well soon, take it easy, things will get better.

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  6. Hope you are doing better by now Linda!

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  7. I hope to see you feeling better and writing again soon!

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  8. All I know is that what you say makes sense.

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  9. Now I am getting worried Linda... Hope all is well with you.

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  10. I was checking in for the millionth time. I hope that you are OK.

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  11. Hope you are feeling better and its just the computer that is still having problems. Can you send up a flag or something to let us know you are OK?

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