The Disney gang.

By Fancychooklady · May 28, 2014 · ·
  1. Fancychooklady
    It is my experience that animals are capable of adjusting to their circumstances better than most humans.
    This is a tale of three lovely little creatures banding together to make a team.
    My daughter brought home a baby rabbit with the intention of introducing it to our older rabbit Maple, that was a mistake ! Maple wasn't sharing her cage with anyone. So poor little bugs went into a cage of her own.
    Over the next couple of days one my light sussex chicks hatched without absorbing its yolk. After quickly researching and finding Sally Sunshines article on ' assisted hatching ' , I popped it into an egg cup with its yolk and put it into the brooder. Low and behold a couple of hours later the yolk had dried up and the chick was still alive.
    That same afternoon I was feeding the chooks and when I turned around there was a tiny little duckling in amongst them. I can only assume that momma left without her, as we live by the river. I scooped her up and took her into join the chick in the brooder.
    When they were a couple of days old I decided to put them in with bugs as I had run out of hutches. I hovered close by watching, half expecting to have to save them but to my suprise the chick ( Walter) dove straight in under bugs and Donald ( duck ) followed close behind.
    That was the beginning of a beautiful friendship . Bugs kept the little ones warm and the little ones kept her company. We call them the ' the Disney Gang ' because they are like something from the pages of a Walt Disney book. They definitely have the ' ooh ' factor.
    Sadly bugs dug her way out of the cage and I see her often in the paddock down by the washing line.
    The call of the ' river ' finally got the better of Donald, who as it turns out is a ' Donna '.
    Walter is happy in the garden with his hens and every now and then his old buddy Donna comes up the yard and shares breakfast with him.[​IMG]

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  1. jchny2000
    Lovely story and pictures. Thanks for sharing!
  2. lucymarcysally
    What a nice story and it must be a lot of fun to watch them together.
  3. BantyChooks
    aww how sweet!! I love it!!!!
  4. CherriesBrood
    Aww such a sweet story! I've always wanted to have that happen to some of my animals. The pic. of the week was chosen wisely! You deserve it! : )
  5. kaycountry1016
    Oh My! Loved reading about your adventures with your precious creatures. I enjoyed all the great photos also. Thanks for sharing. Kay in NC... 9.19.15
  6. TXchickmum
    Precious!!!! -love the pictures!!!
  7. RedBreasted
  8. Ballerina Bird
    How sweet, and what lovely pictures!
  9. TwoCrows
    What an adorable story! Love the pics, so cute!! :)
  10. Sally Sunshine
    DAWWWWWW !! <3
  11. N F C
    Loved your story and your photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.
  12. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process
  13. Mac14
    Adorable! Such cute pictures too! :)
  14. satay
    So beautiful:)
  15. Mountain Peeps
    So cute! I love your story! SO AWESOME! Great job!!!!!!!!!!
  16. PeckPeckChick
    Wow that's a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing!

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