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Re: [Just-Food-City-Chicken-Meetup-NYC] Hurricane Irene

From: Helen D.
Sent on: Friday, August 26, 2011 8:05 AM
Bee,
 
Do you think it makes sense to bring them inside - say like a garage space?  I am not so concerned that the coop will get picked up by the wind, but more concerned they may freak out with all the wind.  Is this one of those situations where they may start acting strange and endanger themselves?
 
Thanks,
Helen
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From: bee ayer
Sent: Thursday, August 25,[masked]:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Just-Food-City-Chicken-Meetup-NYC] Hurricane Irene

We are going to keep our ladies inside on sunday. Our coop is very sturdy, but i recommend that everyone who is worried their coop might go the way of Kansas anchor it down. you can do this with some good cable and rebar. id also fill in any cracks where the wind can come in at roosting or nesting level. we will also probably give our ladies some special treats on monday, like Gatorade and yogurt. 



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On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 11:47 PM, Liz <[address removed]> wrote:
Hello everyone, 
What are your plans for your chickens with Irene on the way? I'm thinking that we will bring them inside til it subsides...

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On Aug 21, 2011, at 7:00 AM, bad coffee <[address removed]> wrote:

All the research I've done points to a protein deficiency.  I've changed the feed to game bird food (higher protein) and I'm feeding more sunflower seeds and crickets.  I think right now it's just 'learned' behavior that the chicken won't stop.  If we had a whole flock, the offending bird would have been lunch a long time ago.

B

On Aug 20, 2011, at 11:05 AM, tattfoo wrote:

Hi all chickens keeper,

Wow I just had the same problem, What's going on?
Any advise how to curb bullying?

Tattfoo

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On Aug 20, 2011, at 10:41 AM, bad coffee wrote:

Hey all,
I have a 1.5 year old Easter Egger that needs a new home, and some TLC.  Our Barred Rocks started picking the EE's feathers this spring and hasn't stopped.  Now the offending chicken has pecked a hole in the side of the EE by her tail.  I've cleaned up the wound and it's looking better and better everyday.  However, the EE is still getting picked on.  If it keeps up the Barred Rocks will eventually kill her.

She's eating and drinking, is active and vocal.  Since the wound happened she stopped laying her big green eggs, though I'm not surprised for as stressed as she is.

Best case scenario would be you have a place you can quarantine/separate her from your flock until she heals, then integrate her into your flock.

Let me know if you're interested in helping out a sore chicken.

Cheers,
Brett


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