DORA my special needs hen is a MOM!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Southerngirl, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Dora was hurt a couple of years ago in a fight and ended up with a head injury and is blind in her left eye with limited vision in her right eye.She will bump the feeder and water to find it. At feeding time I would just put her inside the feed bin while I did other chores to make sure she got "extra". This past week I heard a terrible screaming coming from one of the pens. I looked out and it was Dora being beaten by a Bard Rock hen named Delilah. I took Dora and placed her in with some 3 week old chicks I had ordered from Cackle. Low and behold I go out to feed them this morning and she is clucking and calling them to her!!!!!!!! She has been doing this for 2 days now. They are sitting under her and she is now a MOM!!!!! I am so glad for her !! Just wanted to share ![​IMG][​IMG]



  2. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Memphis, TN
    Soooo Sweet [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  3. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Thats so cute. [​IMG]
  4. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    That is so sweet! I hope that when they all go out in the yard, now Dora will have flock friends of her own.
  5. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    I am going to move her in with my silkies later so she will be safe. She is such a sweetie. You sure get attached to them too!
  6. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Sounds like she'll make a wonderful surrogate mother [​IMG]

    Now you have an excuse to always have a batch of chicks [​IMG]
  7. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Such a sweet story!
  8. OurLittleChickenFarm

    OurLittleChickenFarm Miracles Happen

    Aug 18, 2009
    How sweet. You made her life worthwhile and gave her a purpose. [​IMG]
  9. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California happy for her.
  10. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Great story and BEAUTIFUL hen [​IMG]

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