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Meeting Sister by Hieithefirewolf
Meeting Sister
My 2 Silkies with scissor beak. Tiny Dancer, the bigger one, is my baby girl who lives in the house. She got heat stroke last month, but she is doing much better now. She met her younger half sister, Edwardina Scissorbeak, and enjoys her company.
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I am so happy to say that my beautiful Silkie with scissor beak, Tiny Dancer, is feeling better. She is walking around and playing with the young chicks, and she ate by herself for the first time since she got heat stroke several days ago. I'm glad she is doing better. She runs around my room like she used to now, after spending a few days mostly resting. One of our new chicks has scissor beak, too, so Tiny will have a buddy once the little one gets bigger.

I wanted to let everyone know this. After losing several chickens already, I'm very happy that Tiny is making a good recovery.
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Here in the Mojave Desert we have been getting high temps, in the 100s, and several days have been 110 to 116. On top of that, we had a fire in the local mountains that caused lots of smoke to be in the air for a few days, luckily it is mostly contained now and there is no smoke. Still, we have had a few losses from the high temps and the smoke.

While a couple of our pigeons have gotten sick, they are healing up great. They are so strong, and I am glad we haven't lost any of them. I lost my Indian Fantail, Farfarelli, last year and that hurt a lot. She was my special pigeon, and had her own wardrobe and was a great friend to me. As for our chickens, we have lost several this year already. We only have a simple incubator, and due to the heat many chicks have died in the egg due to too high of temps or too much humidity because of the temps changing outside. Most of the ones that hatched earlier this year died young, less than 1 week old, due to deformities caused by temperature fluctuation in the incubator. Only 7 of the earlier hatches survived.

In the past few days, we lost a few more chickens. My beautiful birchen Silkie rooster, Nugget, got sick from the smoke and although I gave him antibiotics and kept him in a cool spot away from the smoke, in only 2 days he passed away on the 27th. My baby boy, Sandwich, my little white Silkie cockerel, died of heatstroke on the 26th. I miss him dearly, he always slept on the couch or in my room at night. His sister, Tiny Dancer, got heatstroke but I got to her in time and cooled her down.

Tiny is still in a daze and I am having to hand-feed her. It's harder for her to eat on a normal basis, and being in a daze she only gets a few seeds down before she loses interest so I have to make sure she gets enough food down everyday. Luckily, she is drinking well and I add sugar to her water for an added boost to help her regain her strength. She's starting to sleep normally now, with her head tucked under a wing, but when I take her out to run she pecks at the ground a little and then goes to her favorite spot she likes to nap in and then stays there until I bring her back out. Usually she alternates between napping in the shade and running around in the sand, but now she just naps all day.

The first day when I put her with our young chicks she seemed to get a little chipper and played with them, but now she just pecks them away and sits down by herself. I know she must miss Sandwich, they did everything together, and I have 2 of her half-siblings I'm keeping(one who has scissor beak like Tiny) who I hope she will come to accept as her companions. I hope Tiny gets feeling better and starts running around like she used to, following me around. She still "talks" to me, with her cute little clucks when I talk to her. I hope she gets stronger and will start eating on her own again.

Tiny is my baby girl and the sweetest little chicken, and I am doing all I can to get her strength built back up. Keep Tiny Dancer in your prayers, my friends.

- Lee
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Perfect Imperfections by Hieithefirewolf
Perfect Imperfections
"Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections"

My baby girl, Tiny Dancer, having fun in the sand.

She has "scissor beak", which is why the bottom half of her beak is twisted. It also causes her to stay smaller than the other Silkies, so she is the size of a 3 month old but is actually almost 7 months old.
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Hieithefirewolf
Lee
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I am 25 years old, and I love animals. I like drawing, reading, writing, and taking pictures of animals. I also like playing video games and MMORPGs, and I am a big fan of Anime and Manga.

I raise pigeons, mainly fancy pigeons, but I also raise performing pigeons and have a few racing homers. I have a flock of eight chickens. I also have a dog(a lab/bull terrier mix), and a cat.

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Bitch0nline Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Thank you for the watch and hey Happy Birthday to you

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