Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
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Sunday, April 27, 2008


My son and Dillon and Beth came to help us this weekend. We got a lot done but the best for me was getting the dusty chicks out of the house.

The 30 Cloelles are now under the brooder in the chicken house with the other birds. So far only one of the chicks has proven to be an explorer. She went all around the pen until she found an escape. We patched that up but it will only be a matter of time before she finds another outlet. Guess her name will be Sacajawea.

She would not go back with the other chicks and adopted our crippled Twyla #4 as her personal body guard or perhaps her mother figure. (I may not have told you that Twyla #4 was injured by a predator a few nights ago and we thought sure she would die, but she is rapidly healing.)


  1. Sounds like Twyla #4 and Sacajawea will be a good pair. I'm glad that you were finally able to get the chicks outside, I hope you don't have any late freezes...Good luck.

  2. Thanks for keeping us posted on the life of the chicks- it's very exciting and brings back memories.

  3. Glad you got those little chicks outside! I guess that one little chick needs a mother figure! I'm glad Twyla #4 is mending after a predator. Poor baby. She may need therapy after that!

  4. Twyla #4 sounds like a trooper.
    Sacajawea is an adventurer and hopefully will not find her way to a predator.
    I bet you won't miss all that dust in the house.
    Or the chirping...
    Or the smell...