If you've been following the New years day 2017 hatch-along thread, you might or might not know that i had a terrible lockdown due to my incubator...
I only ended up with one chick. Which IS better than nothing....but raising a lone chick will be a bit challenging. I have no other chicks the same age...
So its just me and the little chick.
I've created this page so every day i can add pictures, and updates, as little baby grows up with me, without other chicks. I've always raised and hatched clutches of chicks, never one alone......
Day 1- 16/1/17
Day 1, and she is doing good so far. Shes not being that needy as of today, but i understand that will change.
She has transitioned to the brooder, where she has plush toys and mirrors. Its been fun watching her for hours on end, and those little greeting sounds she gives me when i pass the brooder.....She is the prettiest little thing in the world.
Its day 2 as i write this and she is snuggled up next to me. Im thinking of calling her Pocket. I will update on day 2 as today ends..but its only 9:13.
The brooder has spots where it is 101 F but she mainly stays in between the spots where it is 96 F. Shes been sleeping for the most...but walking around and stretching her wings has been a big part too. And oh, dont forget eating little bugs that come to the heat lamp.
Day 2- 17/1/17
-She wasn't sure about the scrambled egg!
-Young one, that my dear is a poopy
-Its not that hot in the brooder...shes just in the hottest spot...
Day 2 is coming to a end...
Why is she so darn cute!?
Today she tried her first real food, sounds like something you'd say about a baby ,huh? She was not sure what to do, and pecked some....put soon dozed up face first in it, which was a priceless moment i just missed with my camera.
I've read that lone chicks are the neediest in the world, little bubba hasn't been, well, she does have a mirror....alot of the time she will call out to me, and wont stop till i come and pick her up, but she makes up for it by playing with the mirror, a good babysitter that is
It seems pocket will be her name, it fits her in everyway! Not to mention she is small enough to fit in a pocket.
Shes on my keyboard as i write this....making it hard lol.
Shes alert as ever....cute little thing, shes scared me a few times by looking dead, but shes still alive..She keeps making coversation with those adorable lil' chirps.....She has grown a bit too, i hope she is a girl
She had a fun time playing with chaff today, i could sit around for hours watching her in the brooder...guilty.
I laugh when i put my hand in the brooder, she chases after it and tries to be a snuggly bunny! In-fact she has be laughing hard now, shes jumping back at those scary keys on the keyboard as i type 100 miles per hour, and shes trying to be all brave with the desktop fan her toes are getting in my way!
The stuff toys keep her good company, tomorrows are new day, and thats all i have to report..
Over and out...will update tomorrow
Day 3- 18/01/17
-She has the weirdest sleeping positions
-This and the above 4 photos, are Pockets emu sleeping ways!
-Whats behind there Pocket?
-This one and the two above photos are more weird sleeping positions, your not an emu!
-OK this scared the life out of me, i thought she was dead, tell me that wouldn't scare you?
If i had put a lid on the brooder, you wouldn't be missing
I wouldn't' be so upset i cant believe it
And we would of been around to another fun day today.
But no, i didn't listen to my instincts. So i woke up and my little baby girl is gone, i miss you pocket..you made a huge impact on me, even if we were only together for 3 days. The way you would try to act all tough on the keyboard when i was typing, although you were probably breaking down...they way you would come screaming after me like you would to a mother hen, you you always stayed close...good memory's,
I cant believe your gone, forever. I miss you,..go ahead and call me crazy y'all put pocket will always have a special place in my heart.
There were no other chicks like you pocket, and i will never replace you...
Where ever you may be, once again im sorry.....