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My Miracle Baby

  1. Sparkelrose
    Last year we had 3 different batches of chicks hatch to our 2 banty chickens. We tried to keep them all safe, but we only ended up with 2 babies out of about 30 chicks make it all the way. This winter has been hard for us chicken wise. The coyotes have gotten the 2 banites, and the yellow chick along with many others. I have been watching over them like a hawk and haven't lost any for about 2 months now.
    Now about Miracle Baby. She was the second one that was left. I kept hoping her mommy was sitting on eggs and would show up any day now but she hasn't. Almost 2 months ago MB was attacked by something, maybe an eagle, maybe coyote we don't know. She lost most of her feathers and skin under her left wing. I kept her in the coop for a week watching her. My mom and gram told me I should put her down, but she was eating and drinking fine and didn't seam to be in pain so I wanted to see if she would make it... Sure enough she has! She is now as of this week laying eggs, I have collected 4 of them so far! whenever I look at her I am in awe, she is just such a beautiful hen!

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    It was under this wing that she was missing the skin and feathers. Even half her tail feathers were gone.
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    She is never very far from my Buff Orph Rooster. I have a hard time getting single pictures of her.
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    Just such a pretty girl!
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    The only single picture I could get of her.
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    Her first 4 eggs! All laid this week! I am so proud of her, such a wonderful hen!​

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