Help! Someone dumped baby chicks in my yard!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Peepshow, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Peepshow

    Peepshow Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband came home today and yells into the house

    THERE ARE BABY CHICKS IN THE YARD!!

    What?

    I had just been out there about 20 minutes before collecting eggs and giving our hens some scraps and there were no babies.

    Now, we only have hens, not a single roo among our 16, the yard is fully fenced and our girls only just started laying. No one has been absent from the coop so they could not have been setting on a nest and no sign of a nest in our yard. that leaves only one option: someone dumped the chicks in our yard!

    I wish they'd have just rung the bell because one of the chicks squeezed through our back fence into the yard behind us where there are some rather vicious dogs and we could not get the chick back. I'll look for it in the morning but for now, we have 4 chicks. They are smaller then our hens were when we got them at 3 days old.

    We've set them up with starter feed, water a light and put them in a plastic storage container for now. The brooder we did have set up is way to huge for them at this point (it was last occupied by 17 chicks!)

    Does anyone have any guesses about age and possibly type of chickens?

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    thanks for the help
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
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    they might be EE's but i do now that they are too cute to just drop off in a yard [​IMG]
     
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Oh my! The poor lost little one will freeze [​IMG] Why would someone do that?!
     
  4. chasitypearl

    chasitypearl Out Of The Brooder

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    they are adorable sorry not a clue of age of type though
     
  5. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    That first and last picture are too cute!
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    wow they are really cute I wonder how they got there, do you have any neighbors with chickens too? maybe a school kid who hatched them as an experiment???
     
  7. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    They also look like EEs to me, too. And, if I'm correct, only a few days, maybe a week old.

    Wow! That's very wierd! Hopefully someone didn't vent sex them and they aren't all roos. Now, why else would anybody do such a thing?

    I do wish someone dropped off a few surprises in our yard, though. [​IMG] Good luck with them!
     
  8. Peepshow

    Peepshow Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:there are people down the road with chickens and some across the main road too. They both have roosters but why not just leave the chicks with the mama? Plus my little town is famous for it's "wild" chickens that live downtown. i just dont know who the heck would dump them in my yard? The whole thing is very odd
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009
  9. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are way to cute. It is no wonder that having chickens is addicting. Just look at that adorable face. How can you resist.
     
  10. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Those babies are adorable. I would say a couple of days old at the most. Poor little lost baby. [​IMG] People can be so cruel.
     

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