Baby chicken mama.... Nana the nanny cochin -

Mojo Chick'n

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Heya all - had to share for those who don't read the posts on Kentucky People, LOL.

It has been cold here the last couple of nights, and I have some smallish jap pullets - I lost one to the cold, didn't get the heat lamp out there turned on soon enough (my bad) and I had one little pullet left (and three slightly larger japs). Well, the one pullet died last night about 11:30, and when I took her out, Nana, my bantam cochin pullet (who is only probably about 9 weeks) came over to snuggle with the baby that was left to keep it warm.

Now, that baby survived the night and acted fine today, so I turned off the lamp during the evening for a bit because the coop got HOT inside, and I turned it back on when I closed the coop for the night. But I plugged in the wrong dang cord!!

I didn't notice until about 9:30-ish. I went out to plug it in properly and couldn't find the baby jap. The three larger ones were all up on a shelf huddled up - but no baby.

I finally found her - underneath Nana. LOL Nana had covered this baby almost completely with her own body to try to keep it warm. She is gonna make such a good mama!!

I can't wait to see her with her own babies someday!!

I turned the lamp back on and it ought to be heating up good in there, but it was just so darn cute I had to share with ya.

Peace -
Meriah
 
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ChickenWisperer

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Awww, thats priceless! I posted on the KY people, but never read your posts. Thats amazing!

She will be a great mom! You should take some pictures and post them.
 

Mojo Chick'n

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Quote:LOL Just went back out to check on that baby, and she is up and running around under the lamp - she is fine (I was worried, since I killed the other one). Nana is also under the lamp, trying to get the jap baby back down to go to sleep by pulling at it with her beak - trying to tuck it back underneath her, tee hee.
she is peeping at the jap baby and standing under the lamp with this disgusted little cochin look on her face
You can almost see her "hands" on her hips.

I just laughed at Nana, and told her to wait til she has more than one to corral.

I really LOVE that chicken - she's my fave.

ETA - there are two Kentucky forum posts - one is just Kentucky, and one is Kentucky People - maybe we're posting on dif posts? .

Peace -
Meri
 
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Mojo Chick'n

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Quote:She's a bantam - maybe a little bigger than the other little chick at the moment. More fluff, though, so she looks a lot bigger.

She looks bigger in this pic than she really is, I was pretty close to her when I took this - she only stands about 4 or 5 inches tall right now.



Peace -
Meri
 
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