Bob loves his baby Piper

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by neVar, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2011
    Dundurn, Sask
    OK so piper's not his- but when we were down to just Bob (April hatch so full grown) and Piper (june hatch just a wee baby) and were introducing lucinda (april hatch houdan) i took a leap of faith and tossed Piper in with the big guys. he'd been in a kennel in the coop/run with Bob for over a week. Bob slept on his kennel, ate beside the kennel and rarely left Pipers kennel area. Well bob LOVES piper. Piper got brave came out of the kennel and bob RUNS OVer and cuddles right up together. PIper spent weeks cuddled up under bob's chest eating.

    Now piper is a big silkie boy all of his own. Bob's busy being a great rooster- protective of his girls puts them to bed he's really figuring it out. Piper is still peeping away (he was 1/2 the size he should have been for quite some time. He's a slow developer but he's peeping and starting to cluck a bit.

    I went to tuck them into bed the other night- had my camera on me and opened the door to find this:

    they stayed like this for the 10 minutes i spent cuddling the others, checking waters etc) piper occasionally dropped his head below the roost to look at me [​IMG] but Bob loves his piper and was holding him close. how cute!

  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    That is so cute!
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Sooo sweet [​IMG]
  4. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

    Jun 27, 2011
    Bronson, Tx
    Awwww that is so precious!
  5. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    That is just precious!

    And I love the other hen in the photo too - is she a splash colored Polish?

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