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Funny story....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dreamer5577, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Songster

    May 16, 2011
    So I incubated a small batch of eggs in a homemade incubator and ended up with one little peep in the end. Since I started another batch right away, I wanted to hold off on getting him a little friend. I even gave him a little stuffed animal to hold him over.

    Two afternoons ago I went to clean out the little guy's brooder and move him to a bigger one. I took out all of the stuff (water dish, food bowl, stuffed animal, thermometer, etc.) And I placed all of it in the bigger brooder ...Or so I THOUGHT I did.

    That little peep threw a fit the moment I placed him back in his new brooder. He continuously peeped at a very high pitch and was jumping around, just plain old freaking out.

    We tried everything from taking him out and trying to keep him company, warming him up, and all the way to putting him back in his old brooder. NOTHING. So we figured he just went mental.

    This went on all throughout the night too, poor thing didn't get a wink of sleep. And poor us. Had to sleep all the way on the other side of the house and could still hear him clear as day.

    We were puzzled.

    The next morning I just sat there and thought. There had to be something I could do to fix this. And then it hit me.

    His little thermometer. I never put it back in. I had put it in my incubator when I changed his brooder just to check and see if my other thermometer was reading correctly.

    So I grabbed it out of the incubator and put it back in the brooder. SILENCE. He went right over to it, laid down, and fell asleep.

    The little peep and his thermometer.

  2. FeatherPainter

    FeatherPainter Songster

    Apr 19, 2011
    Northern New York
    Sweet. He must have missed his frog friend.
  3. TheRookie

    TheRookie Songster

    Awww that's so sweet:)
  4. DCasper

    DCasper Songster

    Jan 13, 2012
    Benton, KY
    I wonder if he imprinted on it?
  5. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Songster

    Feb 16, 2012
    North East, Maryland

    That sounds like EXACTLY what happened. Holy cow!
  6. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Songster

    Jan 15, 2012
    Poplar Bluff , MO
    he can see his reflection in it and thinks it is another chick
  7. Chicksandhorses

    Chicksandhorses Chirping

    Apr 3, 2012
    Awww thats soo cute!

  8. ButchGood

    ButchGood Songster

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central Texas
    That's so funny. We had 16 chicks and 3 of ours were attracted to our thermometer. The same 3 would sleep snug up against it. I thought THAT was funny. When we moved out to the coop they didn't act like that though. That's just too cute.[​IMG]
  9. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Songster

    Apr 3, 2012
    such a cutie!!!!!!!
  10. how adorable!

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