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Thursday
Apr192012

Tales of chicken rescue

There’s a feisty new chook on the block around here – little miss Chelsea. Recently our neighbour down the street woke up to find seven chooks in her backyard! Six of them wandered back home, wherever that was, but one of them stayed, so she kindly fed her and gave her water. A month later she was still there! Worried about her not having a proper shelter and being vulnerable to foxes, our neighbour asked if we would adopt little Chelsea.

A lone chook introduced into a flock can get a hard time from the existing birds as they work out the pecking order. As our gorgeous silkies Gruma and Charma are pretty chilled gals, we thought Chelsea should be okay. Turns out it was the poor silkies we needed to worry about, as this tiny little pocket rocket chook initially lashed out, unprovoked by the silkies! That took us all by suprise!  Thankful after a day she settled down. The three girls are getting along just fine and Chelsea has laid three beautiful white tiny eggs already.

On a sad note, our lovely chook Rosie, passed away a couple of weeks ago. Rosie was a sweet little chook, who rescued herself by jumping over a high fence into our yard, while the neighbours new dog tragically killed her three companions.

We happily adopted her, and she got along with our silkies like a dream right from the word go. We’re not sure why she died, whether it was old age or maybe something she picked up from the wild birds as she free ranged in the yard, but we’re glad she came and joined us here at Happy Earth.

Reader Comments (5)

Oh, how sad for Rosie. But how lucky for feisty Chelsea!
April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdixiebelle
One of my chooks died this week too. Not sure why or how - she was just dead when I went into the coop in the afternoon. Poor little girl. At least she had a good life with us and her sisters (who are all fine thankfully). x
April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex
Sorry to hear about your Rosie-chook. It's a hard thing in it's own chooky way.

Chelsea is lucky to have found her way to you :)
April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristy
I LOOOOOVE chooks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArnold Pert
Hi Rich, Alison and Annie. Finally, she arrived, the new chookie.....in charge of the girls though I see :) oxoxoxoxo
April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

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