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No Lost Love Between Buffs and Sussex
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KellyGa    Posted 05-04-2004 at 18:40:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just a short update, haven't talked about the chickens for a little while. I let the buffs out of their house and run almost every day, and today was no different. They are getting so big! I decided the speckled sussex were ready for a free ranging day, so this afternoon I let them out of the brooder. They had a good ole time, one even found a worm. They are about 6-7 weeks old now I think. Guess I shoudl have written down when I got them.

It took about 5 minutes before the buffs realized there were new critters roaming about. They mingled a little, but mostly each kind kept to their own little flock. The buffs weren't too aggressive, but if one of the sussex got too close they would pull a few feathers or peck. Nobody was hurt, just mostly startled.

They are going to have to get along. I plan on doing this free ranging together until they come together and flock together. At night, I put the buffs in their house and the speckled sussex in the brooder. Shelby was running around with a herding stick, lol, getting onto the buffs if they picked on the younguns. She told them they were going to get a time out in the chicken house if they didn't behave! LOL!

I sure hope they get along together pretty quick, because they are going to be in the hosue and run together when we go to Florida. I guess in a couple of weeks I will just put them together and let them sort it all out. Neither breed is aggressive, so there hopefully they will all get along soon.

I still haven't got the new pics developed, but I have to go run errands tomorrow, no choice, so I will see about dropping the film off at the one hour.


bo    Posted 05-04-2004 at 20:04:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're a trip Kelly. :) Pictures please.


Clipper    Posted 05-04-2004 at 19:45:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Make dem boids a offer they can't refuse....play nice together or else! The "or else" should be a prominent display(on yer part) of a empty Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket.

If dat don't werk lemme know and I'll FedEx Ruben over to yer place ta keep the peace amongst them feathered hooligans... :^)


Hi Kelly    Posted 05-04-2004 at 18:52:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm tired as anything and I'm going to hit the sack. Just wanted to say hello. I'll read about your chickens tomorrow........gfp


donna in w.v    Posted 05-04-2004 at 18:44:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
good luck with the babies. I have rabbits every where in the yard,fol built a big pen with a top cuz of the hawks?[he just said so the birds don't get'em]How is shelby doing with the rabbit. ?


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