My name is Haley, I am 21 and finally have been able to have my very own chickens. I have a beautiful flock of 4, one of whom is my 3 week old silkie, Shilo. I believe she has wry neck, as of 24 hours ago. I have been treating her, and I am trying to keep my hopes up high.
I just watched your video on the sudden death of your roo, and I just wanted to say thank you.
Thank you for having as much sympathy in death for these chickens in death as you would an other living creature.
I got Shilo at 3 days old, and in just that short span of time she has become my baby. She was the first chick I got before her sibling came a few hours later.
I'm heartbroken about the whole situation, and I know I may have to prepare myself for the eventuality that she may not make it.
But seeing somebody have the same emotion I do towards her to their chickens makes me feel so much better.
I already got the "just get another chick". And not everybody realizes that can tear your heart right open.
I just wanted to say thank you. You have helped me tremendously with this site and all the information. I won't give up on my little girl.
I saw the great article about the stage 1 brooder box. There were suggestions with what to use for the box as well as what to put in it.
I was hoping to find an article about the stage 2 brooder box but I have searched the site and haven't found much on that topic. There is so much great information on this site, that it is possible I just missed it.
Please give some suggestions for the stage 2 brooder box. I don't know how tall the walls need to be. I don't want to risk my little peepers escaping or injuring themselves if/ when they try to go over the top.
Any help you can provide will be much appreciated.
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