Mariska is 10 years old this month.

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by seminolewind, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind SuperModerator Staff Member

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    My JG is 10. She's the first hen I ever had. I think she got a bit stressed when they were all in the coop. The roo picks on her, and the 2 psychos got over the wire and attack her as well. She stayed inside all day yesterday and I lifted her out for water. Then I serve crack. I make handfuls every few feet so no one gets left out. Mr. Rooster chases each hen away from their pile to sample the goods. Mariska hides between the silkie pen and trash can. What I saw today probably happens every day. Mariska is hiding from him, and he is waiting for her to come out. Then she comes out and he attacks her. So the man got his wings cut back severely and got put back in a pen and run with the psycho sisters.

    Mariska went in with the blind girl and if she wants to come out , I'll let her out. My concern is for her to get to food and water easily. She was very comfy in her Rubbermaid tub turned on it's side and filled with shavings.

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  2. DuckRunner

    DuckRunner Active Member

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    Aw poor little thing!
    Keep us posted!
     

  3. nannypattyrn

    nannypattyrn Well-Known Member

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    My roo is doing the same thing to some of my older girls. I hate to rehome him, but it may come to that.
    Mariska is a very pretty girl. Does she still lay occ?

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  4. robin416

    robin416 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm having trouble picturing where she is now. Does this mean she's in with the blind girl and her companion? Can anyone get in to her other than those two?
     
  5. chickenqueen

    chickenqueen Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you going to make her a birthday cake?
     
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  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind SuperModerator Staff Member

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    I've noticed that since all the hens avoid the roo, he ends up wandering alone a lot. Well that's what happens when you're a pompous idiot
     
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  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind SuperModerator Staff Member

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    Mariska is in with the blind girl and her friend. This morning both Mariska and blind girl were sharing a dust bath! I left them with a bowl of mush.

    Cake it is -later!
     
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  8. robin416

    robin416 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The older girls just really don't like the drama. I've had to put Chicklett in with one of the roos because she bullies poor old 11 1/2 year old Head Tuck. I won't stand for that.
     
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  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind SuperModerator Staff Member

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    Some of those hens can be real nasty. Mariska has always been the silent alpha female. It's like no one else wanted the job.
     
  10. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    She is beautiful! !!happy 10th birthday!!