My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

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ODDBALL HAS A CROSSED BEAK


Oddball is one of the chicks we got from Cackle Hatchery. My Kid named him/her. OB has a crossed beak. No clue how it eats or drinks, but seems to be growing like the rest of them. Can you see the crossed beak in the pic? Don't worry ... we don't plan to ever sell her. Him. Er, it! Our bantams (this one included) were 6 weeks old yesterday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Having troubles with blogger's formatting so bear with me! Could someone please tell me why all of a sudden Blogger's formatting doesn't work? Not even with HTML codes?!?!?!?

3 comments:

Garden Tir na nOg. said...

I have a two year old hen with a crossed beak. She needs deep dishes of food, as she can't pick up seeds, etc. as the other hens do. Every once in a while I trim back the dead ends of her beak, and that seems to help. She also gets soft food treats once in a while.

Vee and the Kid said...

Thanks for the comment. I do have fairly deep buckets in the adult pens so she'll be ok once she gets there. I also do plenty of treats (spinach, special pancakes, berries, apples and more. She'll have a home with us as long as she wants!

Thanks again.

Lanie Painie said...

Poor little oddball. Somedays I feel that I know the kind of life she leads!