Sunday, November 11, 2012

Gnarly Bunch - 11/11/2012 Update with Before and After Photos!

Click HERE to see the beginning of this amazing story!


11/11/12

Here are some pics of the Gnarly Bunch taken today... just the ones that I've noticed have made more progress in the past couple of weeks:

Raggedy Ann at 1 week and Raggedy Ann today at around 7 weeks out of the bad place.


The Partridge Rock hen, Mildred, at 1 week and Mildred today.




This is Black Betty, a BA mutt, not of my original flock and I'm not sure of her age. She is still in molt in this pic but showing more gloss and feathering here today.  I've been kind of worried that she would be my next cull as her feathers have been looking dull and separated for a bit, but they are starting to take on some fullness and gloss just this week.  I'll keep watching her.   


By now you all are pretty familiar with the pic of Middle Sister at 1 week... it's pitiful even yet to look upon it. And here she is at 7 wks out, a little dirty but still looking great.  Take a look at those feet!  She is moving and looking like she isn't in pain any longer, holds herself tall and proud and her eyes are sharp and bright.  Most combs are still pale but I'm taking that as the time of year... legs and beaks have brightened up in color and feathers are in high gloss.   


I still can't get over how pretty and filled out Mildred is at 7 wks so I'm putting a another picture of her in here... completely different looking bird.  Solid and fully feathered. 

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17 comments:

  1. Bee, they look wonderful! Like totally different birds! If I hadn't followed along the whole story I wouldn't have believed they were the same animals!

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  2. I am amazed at the transformation. I would have thought it would have taken much longer. I am so glad I witnessed this work in progress. You have given so many chicken lovers and keepers sage advise to a healthy flock.

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  3. So much improvement in such a short period of time!!

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  4. This is amazing; I just happen on your Blog and had to read the entire Gnarly Bunch story. I can't believe the changes in Raggedy Ann and Middle Sister. I have been thinking of getting a few chickens, but didn't know there could be so much problems that could effect the hen house, if you not doing it correctly. Great story that sounds like will have a good ending and great information on chicken care.

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  5. Thank you for the before and after pictures, who would have thought they could make such a big turnaround in such a short time? Kudos to you Bee for saving their lives and giving them a happy home.

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  6. They look beautiful. What a change they have made! You've done great work with these chickens.

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  7. How do I contact Bee? This is exactly what I needed to see (photos) and the explanations that went with them. I am on a very limited income and health and want to be self sufficient in the manner she has described here with these chickens.

    I want to make this kind of effort or not do it at all. But I want the fresh (know what went into my food) eggs and meat it will produce. But I do not want to be a cruel caretaker of any animal in my care that is serving me.

    I got up too early this morning but finding this and the reading has made my morning worthwhile and inspired me. I am now....even though I both cried and cheered at the last page of photos as well as each progress step.... so energized to accomplish something today. Thank you to Bee where ever you are...

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    1. I'm afraid I do not know how to contact Bee - I'm sorry! She gave us permission to keep the content she had already contributed available, but has not had contact with us since December. We miss her and hope she is happy and doing well!

      We are thankful for all the knowledge she shared with us.

      So happy her words could be an inspiration to you today!
      Leigh

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  8. Man I sure would LOVE to see them from this spring and have been wondering IF she has some babies from her group. Man I was really into this story and have learned sooooo much from her. She has really helped me to see (more than I already did) it's the best way period, natural IS the way to go! That way you don't have to worry about eating their eggs or anything! Sure wish she'd post so we could see the chickens and we could learn more from her! It's a big shame she's helped soooooo many people including me BIG TIME and just wish she'd come back so we could learn more from her. I have cut and pasted I don't know what all so I could use her methods with all my birds since I am new at this.

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  9. Also am worried that if something comes up that she didn't address on her Gnarly Bunch info, I wont know what in the world to do. She just makes sooooo much sense in all the things she does and it just makes me sick to know I can't get in touch with her to learn more! :(

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    1. Rose - many of us miss Bee.

      Hopefully the rest of the group we have writing for the blog will cover the other questions you have. Have you looked through our Article Index page? We have a lot of good stuff already up.

      Also, check out our new forum (see the "Forum" tab at the top, highlighted in red). You can go there to ask questions and get answers from long-time chicken keepers who do things the natural way.
      Leigh

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  10. I really enjoyed these pictures. You have done an amazing job!

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  11. fantastic coup, bee. wonderful to see the improvement in your dear birds and all the helpful problem solving on your part. lucky girls...plus toby and er. I have enjoyed and learned a lot from this healing story.....and thank you for your extra time to document and share how 'it all went down'. and DO send the toby progeny to the 'others' as you planned in the spring....a happy ending to a horrible story.

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  12. Beekissed......at backyardchickens. I have learned a great deal reading her threads there.

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