DORA my special needs hen is a MOM!

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

  1. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Songster

    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 Songster

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

    Whirlwind Songster

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

    Soccer Mom Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    California happy for her.

  10. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Great story and BEAUTIFUL hen [​IMG]

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