Blamo'sBestBuddy--- My chickens and my fish!

Baymule

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I keep a 4" deep rubber feed tub in the coop full of water. They like it in hot weather and will stand in it to cool off. As their blood circulates through their feet, the water cools the blood and it circulates through their body. And they poop in it...…. for some reason known only to them, they will bypass clear, clean water and go drink the dirty water. When I let the lambs out to graze, they go in the chicken coop to drink their water instead of going back to their pen to drink their own water.....go figure.
 

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Yes! That is her! She was so much younger then. Here is a updated pic of her: View attachment 65648She is a Golden Laced Wyandotte. She grew up to be much blacker than my other two Golden Laced Wyandotte's. So, this is how she came to be in my flock:

It all started when I got my chickens from Tractor Supply Co. (TSC). I wanted only for chickens, and they were going to be Buff Orpington's. But, when I got to TSC, I found out that their minimum was 6 chicks. So, I stayed there a long time deciding what to do. Finally, I desided I would buy 4 Buff Orpington's and 2 Golden Laced Wyandotte's. I got home, and that evening one of the chicks started acting weird. I called TSC and asked them what to do. They said just to make sure it could get food and water, and to make sure it stayed warm. I tried what they said but it did not seem to be working. So I finally decided to go back to TSC and exchange the chick for a new one. (I was a VERY NEW chicken owner back then.) When we got their, they said they could not exchange the chick. But, long story short, a nice young lady had seen me earlier and knew we had other chicks at home. So, she agreed to take the poor sick chick and exchange it for another one. (They had said before that the Golden Laced Wyandotte's were more likely girls than boys.) So, we got another little Wyandotte chick. Sadly, the poor sick chick passed later that night.

When the replacement chick came home, she was so happy and active and really loved to explore her new home. And, one of the names on my 'chicken name list', was Blamo. It just seemed like the perfect match...I mean, I can't really explain it. She just seemed like the name, looked like the name, and most of all, ACTED LIKE THE NAME. > She jumped on top of the heat plate (Sort of like a heat lamp.) She got IN the food container! She did so many funny different things! It's so hard to explain....all I can really say is: That name fit her.

So thats really how it happened: I liked the name, and the name fit her well.
I hope you liked my story! :)
I like your chicken story! A chicken name list huh? What other names are on there? Lol
For our chicken names my son picked them.
 

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I like your chicken story! A chicken name list huh? What other names are on there? Lol
For our chicken names my son picked them.

I don't really remember the other names, but let me think....umm, there was Carrot, Sparkle, Dixie, Sunny, tofu, Tawny, Cricket, Harley,...... I have some more but can't find them right now.
 
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