Buried Alive!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelly52862, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. kelly52862

    kelly52862 Out Of The Brooder

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    8:00 am Sunday morning I heard peeps in my barn loft. Unknown to me, a hen hatched eggs. I went up with a cat carrier to get them down, putting the hen, the unhatched eggs, and chicks in it. There were 4 chicks that had fallen down between the hay bale and wall. Two were alive, 2 dead. It was 45 degrees in the morning. She had a total of 8 live chicks. I put the 2 dead chicks on top of the carrier, to get them out of the loft. I placed the dead in the wheel barrel under some muck, so that the dogs didn't nab them.

    I took the hen & chicks to the chicken coop. After candling the eggs, I tossed them.

    Sunday, at around 4pm, I was feeding the horses and heard a peep. I went back into the loft, thinking I missed a chick, but nothing. I was back working in the barn and heard the peeps again. Apparently, one of the chicks that I thought was dead, was almost dead and the warm muck in the wheel barrel brought it back to life! There was a live chick peeping under 2 inches of horse poop. I took it out, dusted it off and put it under the hen. All is well!

    That little chick has a story to tell!
     
  2. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is a miracle...that is a very inspiring story...thanks for sharing it....[​IMG]
     
  3. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Neat!
     
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    I vote that that's the chick you keep, give a cute name, and give a life of mollycoddling! What a great story!
     
  5. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it.....
     
  6. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure it's the warmth that woke it up? Or the stench? [​IMG]
     
  7. bikerchic

    bikerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2011
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  8. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great story! Maybe you should name it Lazarus. [​IMG]
     
  9. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Wow very cool story!! Thanks for sharing!! 2 surprises in 1 day! [​IMG]
     
  10. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011
    Chicken Heaven
    Quote:I'm With you, Marcy !
     

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