Cute little bird made a nest in my coop!!And they were born today!!!!!

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  1. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    six little eggs inside the window jam. How cute. Tonight I was late putting the girls in their coop and the chicks in the brooder and I changed a lightbulb that had burned out. BUT as I was about to turn the light off and leave I looked at the nest to say hi to momma as I often do. She has gotten quite used to me and doesn't abandon the nest when I'm there anymore.
    Anyway, At first I thought I was looking at her beak. But I heard sounds so I then focused a little closer without getting too close and noticed BABIES! Six wide open mouths all waiting to be fed. I looked around and there was momma looking for little buggies in the coop. So I sat down and watched for about an hour as she wandered around the floor walking around me and the coop picking up little cockaroaches!
    Sometimes holding 3 at a time. How cute and then she fed them and went out for more. All while I was sitting there. I dare not touch the nest or get too close to it for fear she will abandon it. But I shows her the respect and she gives it back by allowing me to enjoy this little bit of heaven!
     
  2. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool!!!
     
  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Where's the pictures?? LOL

    We haven't had a bird's nest in the barn for a long time now, but I used to love watching when the babies were born.
     
  4. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures to come!!!It takes some time because of my slo mo computer! [​IMG]
    I'll take some pix as soon as the light gets better!!!
     
  5. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, what fun!
    I had a nest above my shed door last summer, and I had to take two days off from work when the babies were learning to fly so I could keep my killer cat away. I was a basketcase at the thought of her killing one after I watched them grow!
     

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