gloryngracefarms's blue cochin bantam x 1 Sown
Plant: Classify me! |
one 1 week old blue cochin bantam for my 12 11/12 year old daughter sierra. she has put a great deal of thought into the name of hers and it is ezmereldah, this is the spelling sierra has chosen to use for her little banty…at least until we can determine its sex. the name may be spelled s-o-u-p or s-o-l-d if it is not of the laying kind.
3/28/2011 about 2 weeks ago we questioned whether this little bird was actually a blue chochin banty as she/he had no feathers or fuzz on her feet. it was determined she was in truth an arucauna bantam.
while we kept her we purchased the actual blue cochin banty as it was my daughters favorite and the arucauna banty received her new name of esther jane.
on wednesday 3/23 we took the arucauna into the hatchery as her beak was no longer in alignment and asked what would be our next step. they said we could wait it out and see if, as it grew in size it would realign or we could trim it. since it had dramatically worsened from tuesday to wednesday we opted for trimming. we were assured they bleed a bit and then it grows back.
sadly, our little banty didn’t stop bleeding despite our attempt to cauterize the beak. she only lasted about 3 hours after the clipping. our first loss. the children each grieved and cried at different times, even my own heart was tested as it had been my decision.
God helped to calm our spirits and find peace. as we held discussion with each of the children we explained that we were not at fault…we took a risk to save a birds life that may have died anyway. this would be our first experience of a few as we raise animals from infancy.
we are at six birds now and more will be arriving soon.
13 Mar 2011
Sown day 0