Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Goodbye Big birds...

Saying goodbye to beloved pets has got to be the hardest thing ever, even when you know that they are going to good homes.





My babys are going to live with a wonderful family, who even agreed to let my meat bird Meaty live out the rest of her life on there farm. They have converted there rabbit room to hold chickens so my little Naked neck Alien *The hen in the sweater* wont be cold during the winter months.
Now, its time to clean, disinfect, and let nature kill the evil viruses that have been plaguing me and my birds for the past two years!!
*crosses fingers* This had better work this time, 1. good homes for chickens dont fall into your lap that often, and 2. I cant physically go threw the heart break of burying and giving away my babys again!



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A sad goodbye...

Today I say goodbye to my bantam babys...


All of them are being placed in a new home. I have made the hard choice to get rid of all of my flock...It is the only thing I have not tried to do, to keep my birds healthy. There is a group of wonderful women who have promised to help me re-build my flock in the spring when the harsh cold has killed the viruses. 
Im going to bleach the daylights out of everything three times over the course of time, and use this new cleaner that was suggested to me.

Again, if I ever hear of anyone say that chickens are rats with wings and are easy to keep, I will shoot them...
My bantams are going to a family, who are prepared to deal with the MG should it pop up. They just wanted some older birds for there daughter to love.
So, everyone wish me luck, and my birds, that this time everything goes right...