found chick that just hatched....hen wouldnt take care of it....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by eggcochin_freak5, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so my cochin hen has hatched off 5 chicks so far....and there are all 5-7 days old. i thought no more would hatch because there was only one egg left. i went down to the lot yesterday and found a chick it had just hatched and it was cold. the mom wouldnt take care of it. so i took him/her inside and got my brooding light out and put it in a box. i thought it wasnt going to make it....the thing was chirping but it couldnt walk. it just flopped around the box. so i just left it to die..... [​IMG] ..............


    this morning i got up because the loudest chirping was going on in the bed room. low and behold the chick was up walking and being all chickish....so now im sitting here holding the chick i have named peepers and trying to type with one hand.....but im glad peepers made it....
     
  2. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWWW! [​IMG] hope your going to keep it
     
  3. Fowl-Language

    Fowl-Language Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet baby! I'm sure you always wanted your very own house chicken!! Here's your chance... [​IMG]
     
  4. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Yay!!!! [​IMG] So glad Peepers made it! We had one of those too a few months ago, but it was unexpected bc we didn't know the hen was going to hatch anything.
    Is Peepers eating?
     
  5. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes im going to keep it..... and chicks usually wont eat till about 3 days after they hatch...i put him a friend in the aquarium with him so hes good.
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    awwe [​IMG]
    I had a duckling I named Peepers
     
  7. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea i think its pretty great.
     
  8. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's great! Peepers is such a cute name, too.

    Looks like you are a "new mom?!" [​IMG]
     
  9. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha yea im guessin so.....
     

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