Originally Posted by granny hatchet
slick way to get a bunch of hens phone #s Red. hahaa
How'd you know granny lol?
Originally Posted by BertS
I think this ain't red's first rodeo
Originally Posted by ChickenLady2014
I didnt do any thing special today. I was there for a friend that needed help, that's all. I would do it for any or all of you, that's what friends are for. Just wish I could have helped more because Red is whipping himself as I type this. I never got a chance to get back on this afternoon to tell him how much I loved his Southern accent before everything went south.
It was special to me.
you helped more than you'll ever know just hearing someone's voice. Thank you so much. I really think she'd done fine had I not been stupid and left the dogs out. You better believe that won't happen again. She in here now with heat and a towel over the cage. That kennel will only be used on the inside now. She's not sitting on the eggs now. I put them under the lamp with water underneath and a wet rag over them. Maybe one will hatch but I doubt it. They got a little cool before I could get the baby chick and hen taken care of. Well see.
Originally Posted by prostar
Well, they decided to go with another candidate.
She then made a peace offering of a temp job at a bank for even less and even more of a commute.
sorry star. I'm sure something else better will come along.
Originally Posted by Wishing4Wings
Sorry about your broody, red.
Boy, you sure are having a trial by fire. Chickens are capable of recovering from serious injury, so don't give up on her. I wonder if the dog heard the chick peeping and that set him off. We had a huge lab when I was a kid that never ever bothered the chickens, but a fuzzy chick was considered hor d'oeuvres. Chicks weren't safe from him until they were feathered.
Keep the broody warm and quiet and hydrated if possible. Putting a towel over whatever you are keeping her in helps. Maybe she will hatch the rest of the eggs for you.
you may be right about the chirping and the dog. Lesson learned.