accidental new momma hen!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by showbarnmom, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The husband and I have been talking for over year about getting some chickens for eggs. Slowly we have been acquiring material for a coop like none other. But have been taking our time since we have a 5 month old.

    Well yesterday a hen at the facilities I volunteer at had a random little clutch of 9 little ones. Unfortunately they were not doing well. Peacocks picking them off, drowning in a community water bowl...you get the idea.

    So rounded up what I could I brought them home to be safe! They are set up in a nice warm little brooding type box, safe waterer, and some started scratch they dove right into.

    I'm anxious to see who makes it, my little mutt chicks.
     
  2. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ENJOY:>
     
  3. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I hope they do well!!!!!
     
  4. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! I hope so too!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Poor babies [​IMG] I'm so glad you found them! Get them some chick starter (medicated I think would be good in your situation) and put a little organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) in their drink water. That will give them a boost. Some Sevin Dust for mites/lice, just in case, and a dewormer if they're old enough. If they are fully feathered they should be. You can post pics of them in the What Breed Or Gender is This? section and we'll have a go at telling your age, breed and gender. Best of luck with them and I hope they all make it!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, showbarnmom, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Good thing you were there to rescue those chicks. Good luck to you!
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome top BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Good luck to your little chicks
     
  8. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We started them on medicated starter, some probiotics in the water, and a nice warm heat lamp. They are 2-3 days old, so cent deworm.yet. I will post a picture and see if y'all can guess the breed!
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Shame, they're only tiny little things then! I'm so glad they got a second chance with you. I'd love to see pics!
     
  10. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a pic in the breed/gender forum :) its not the best but all I have right now:) they made it through the night!
     

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