Sorry I have been MIA… I have been very very sick with bronchitis. I didn’t take good care of myself as I was trying to get things done and then I had to go to the doctor. By Friday I had to stay home from work and sleep all day… so unlike me 😦  Saturday I slept all morningΒ and then helped hubbyΒ outside for a short timeΒ after he got home. Sunday we had to finish loading up my father to go to FL and then get things done we needed to. Monday we got my Dad off and then we had a lot of outside stuff to get done before the rain hit. Today I am needing rest as this yucky sickness is not gone. The pups have been doing well helping us and then staying quiet when we need a rest πŸ™‚Chkn littleWeΒ alsoΒ have been spending this past week getting the new chicks incorporated into the flock and used to being outside. When we have been home they get to come out of the coop (if they want) and roam in the big chickens area. So far the big chickens and baby’s pretty much keep to themselves and only pass each other by. When there is food the big chicks dominate and the buffs pretty much given in and get out of the way. There is already a baby buff that is an escape artist and can get outside the fence (yet needs help getting back in). All seems well so far and the baby buff’s already know to go back in their house at night and have learned to roost.Β  I hope as the buff’s get bigger things stay as calm as they are now (I am not holding my breath). I am sure there will be some pushing for domination when it come to food sharing and especially treats. Hopefully the buff’s will learn to push their way in and get some treats. We shall see πŸ™‚

30 Comments on “Sick and Chicks

  1. I wondered if everything was alright as I had not heard from you for a while. I am glad that you are getting better and sorry that you were sick! I sometimes forget to take care of myself as well…It does not usually bode well in the long run, but always seems to be a hard lesson to learn.

    I hope that this week goes better for you πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Ann… I learn this the hard way too I always go and go and take care of everyone and everything else… an I kind of forget to just stop and get better before I get worse. I though I was safe as it was spring, boy was I wrong πŸ˜‰ I hope the week gets better too. I am glad I got back online, I missed your posts and chatting with you πŸ™‚

      Hope you have a very blessed rest of the week and get some sun πŸ™‚

  2. oh! so sorry to hear you are not feeling great right now, you really need to rest that bronchitis; it’s very important you take care of it , hope you are getting lots of sleep right now! take care πŸ™‚ it’s funny picturing the little one escaping but not able to go back in πŸ™‚

    • Thank you… me too I have a lot to do and need to be at my top functioning to get it all done before I go back to work Thursday πŸ˜‰ I am resting as much as I can, but hubby got sick today and I had to care for him today too 😦 I just rested unless he needed something I hope tomorrow I will be back in the 90% functioning (I need to clean my house 😦 )
      The chick is funny when she escapes and just wanders the fence line where the other chicks are until I go get her πŸ˜‰

  3. As I was sick twice this spring…once with a sinus infection, and then with a bad sore throat and cough…I can so totally relate…I know it’s God’s way of forcing me to slow down, but it does frustrate me to get nothing done!! I did get some reading done though, which I miss since I’ve been working part-time this year!

    Praying for you to get better, so you can take care of your adorable chicks…and keep the posts coming!! God Bless!!

    • I think it is how God gets me to actually sleep and forces me to sit in a dirty house with chores to do. It teaches me patience and tolerance πŸ˜‰ I am sorry to hear you have been sick. I hope you are better now πŸ™‚ Where are you working part time this year? The chicks seem to be doing well and I will try to keep posting πŸ™‚ Thank you for your prayers πŸ™‚

      • Yes, I’m better now…thanks…and seem to have gotten my energy back…thank God!!

        Teaching this year 3 days/week at a small Christian school…in elementary grades. I’m used to middle school/high school kids, so it’s challenging…next year I’ll be much stricter! Ha!

        Sounds like you chasing after your little chicks…is what I seem to be doing all day, too!! It’s exhausting! Take good care of yourself and your sweet chicks!!

      • Oh so glad to hear you are better πŸ™‚ Teaching is great fun… I work better with little kidos and love elementary age and am glad there are people like you that do well with the older group. I am sure you are doing a great job with the kidos πŸ™‚ The chicken wrangling is tiring, but fun… you take care of yourself too πŸ™‚

  4. Glad you are on the road to recovery. Watching chicks and chickens co exist is like watching kids play and awaiting the bully to present herself. Currently, we have one very friendly Australorp in a pen by herself because she was picked on to the point that we thought we might lose her. She’s getting healthier and growing her feathers back but now we have a second Australorp that is looking like she is going down the same path.

    • Your right it is like watching for a bully to appear πŸ˜‰ We decided to get 7 new babies as we were worried if we got less they would be bullied… we hoped if we got almost an equal amount of new chicks to old ones it would help…. so far it has. I hope your chicks heal… I agree it might be wise to separate them till they get their feather’s back. We may have to do that to a couple of our older girls as their necks still haven’t gotten the feathers back and keep getting pecked out 😦 I hope it works out for you πŸ™‚

  5. I am sorry you have been sick, I will be praying for you. Love your chicks, they are so sweet. Hope you feel better today.

    • Thank you for your prayers I am on the road to recovery I hope about 80% better πŸ™‚ I am glad you liked the chick pics πŸ™‚

    • Yes she is silly walking along the fence trying to figure out how to get back with her sisters πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the get well wishes πŸ™‚

  6. Hej from Sweden !
    Must be the change in seasons and temperature, Seasonsgirl. Sorry to hear you’re not well. Take it easy and get lots of rest. Drink lots of warm beverages to help break up the phlegm. No fun I know and staying in bed gets real old, real fast. Hope you have a TV in your bedroom and if not, lots of fun magazines. I’m sure you won’t be down long and I hope your babies get welcomed into the flock without too much fuss. But you know hens, they like a fuss everynow and then.
    Get well fast so you can enjoy the nice sunny weather, if you have it.

    • I am trying to take some time to rest… there were a couple days there I couldn’t get out of my easy chair or couch and slept most of the day away. I like my hot tea and some orange juice πŸ™‚ I have a TV in the bedroom, but moved to the living room after a while as I still had to let the dogs in and out and keep an eye on things and if I stay in my room too long the dogs wake me up barking at everything πŸ˜‰ I did get a couple magazines read and caught up on my shows πŸ™‚ We have been having rain most of the week some sun hopefully Wednesday and Thursday πŸ™‚ Hope you are getting some sun too πŸ™‚

      • Hej from Sweden!
        Sounds like you are doing all the right things. And I understand what it is to be in bed too long. After awhile, you get a bit tired of your bed and you are too far away from all happenings in your household. Take it easy till you feel 100% better. Not much sunshine here, just lots of overcast and rain. I look forward to sunshine and only sunshine.

      • Sun finally come back today (Sunday), yet it is still cool with a cold breeze. I am about 90% better and am going to take it easy for the rest of Mother’s day now that my mom has gone back home πŸ™‚ I miss her, but it is more relaxed now that it is just hubby, the pups and me πŸ™‚

  7. Thanks for the visit and sorry to see you’ve been unwell! I’d love to know how your old flock/new flock intro goes. We have one surviving chicken from our original flock and when these new girls grow up, we’re a little unsure how to combine everyone!

    • The intro of the new girls seems to be going well. We have the new girls a house to sleep in separate from the old girls (in the same run) and they were kept in there a couple days till they learned that was their space. Then when we took them out the first couple of times we put a little fence up where they could see the big girls and the big girls could see them and they got used to each other. Then we kept an eye on them and let them all out together. The only issues has been with treat time and we just try to stick around a little and keep the big girls away from the buffs and give them buffs their treats under their house and the big girls where we usually do. It seems to be working this way as they are now able to be in the same area without the buffs running from the big girls and they all seem comfortable. I will keep posting about it πŸ™‚ Thanks for the get well wishes πŸ™‚

  8. Don’t rush things – bronchitis can really take it’s toll. Get well soon x

    • I am trying not to I am thinking I will work only 1/ a day Friday so only will have a full day tomorrow πŸ™‚ Bronchitis does take a big toll, but I am sure you know even when a women is sick she still has to keep going and caring for other’s, but has to take a day to rest and make sure to rest as much as she can while recovering. The meds seem to finally be helping. Thanks so much for the well wishes you are sweet πŸ™‚

    • Thank you for the well wishes πŸ™‚ I am feeling 85-90% better now and hope to be at 100% soon πŸ™‚ The chicks are getting more active and loving being outside. They don’t seem to be growing too quickly (but I see them every day and want to keep them little πŸ˜‰ ), but I do hope they get a little bigger as I still worry about a hawk getting them as they are still small enough.

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