Found My missing hen yesterday.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KWAK, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    One of my hens had been missing for 3 or 4 weeks, I figured she was dead... NOPE!
    Yesterday I was getting a hay bale to spread around in the pigeon lofts and looked down to see her sitting there sleeping. Picked her up and found 2 chicks... Dead... And an egg, So I took her and put her in with the other chickens, thinking the third egg was dead I decided to throw it... and heard chirping AFTER I threw it:(
     
  2. lazyday

    lazyday Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]:weee Glad you found her. Sorry that the chicks didn't make it.
     
  3. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww to bad, at least she was ok & was it her first time setting on eggs?
     
  4. JenBirdRansom

    JenBirdRansom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least you found her. Poor thing.
     
  5. dsfrango

    dsfrango Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So your saying you DID save one chick or did it die when you threw it??
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    maybe it was too cold out for the chicks?? At least you have her back and she has some broody experience for the future.
     
  7. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So after you went and looked for the egg that chirped what did you find?
     
  8. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    This was her 2nd time, She raised 6 chicks to 3 months old and then a dog got 2 of them.
    The chick had pipped internally but died after I threw it:( stupid me.
    She is also now skin and bone.
     
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