15 surprises!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by clhbubba, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. clhbubba

    clhbubba Songster

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Oklahoma
    So, yesterday I was out in the hay barn when I noticed one of our white leghorns laying on the ground soaking wet(it was pouring). I went to pick her up and she got very mad at me. Then I noticed a chick under her, then another, and another..... there were 15 babies!!! We've had a bobcat picking off our birds lately and just assumed she was a victim of his attacks. Apparently she had been sitting somewhere in the hay shed. We were stunned, it's cold and rainy here. Shouldn't they quit setting this time of year. Anyway, they are just adorable, 10 white and 5 red chicks. They were wet as well and shivering. We grabbed them and put them and Mom in the garage with a light. They are all dry, warm and fluffed now. I cannot load pics right now so I cannot share in that way. Thought I would share our nice surprise though.

  2. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  3. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    Morrow, AR
    That's wonderful! What a good little Mama!
  4. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
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  5. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Songster

    Sep 21, 2009
    Awww! Congratulations! What a nice surprise!
  6. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Songster

    Jul 10, 2008
    Collinsville, Oklahoma
    Thats Awsome!
  7. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Oh don't you just LOVE those kinds of surprises? I'm going to watch for some pics and hope you are able to upload some later on. SO glad it was happy news instead of a bobcat injury, that makes it that much sweeter.

  8. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    What a nice surprise!!! [​IMG]
  9. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    Wow, that's awesome! Congratulations! You thought she was dead [​IMG] , but she was really replacing your previous losses! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  10. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    GOOD chickie mama!!!!

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