Sunday, September 29, 2013

Chick Update - 6th Week

Hello again.  It has been a few weeks since my last update, but there really has not been any new developments.  The new chicks basically look the same, except they are larger.  They continue to grow, and they will soon be transferred to the expanded chicken coop.  Call it coop 2.0 if you will.  It will be twice the size of the existing coop to give the chicks lots of room to move around.

I do have some bad news.  If you recall from prior posts, I lost two chickens to Marek's disease before they started producing eggs.  Then some time went by and my remaining two chickens started producing.  Well, back on Labor Day, my Barred Rock died.  She stopped producing about two weeks prior to that day, but she showed no distress or other symptoms until the day before she died when she became very lethargic.  Since that time my remaining chicken has been producing eggs regularly until this week. She seems healthy and activity, but she is not producing any eggs.  So, I am worried she is ill as well.  Hopefully, she will be okay.

Here's a short video about the coop expansion: