Miracle Silkie Chick!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by lilchik, May 4, 2009.

  1. lilchik

    lilchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silkie hen laid her nest UNDER the barn where I couldn't reach the eggs. Two days ago, the first chick hatched and wandered away from the hen. I found it lying on the cold, wet ground and thought it was dead. When I picked it up the legs were straight back and the body was stiff. I noticed it was barely breathing. I held it under the heat lamp and it started to come around. I brought it in the house and put it in a brooder. Within 1 hour it was walking around, eating, and drinking. Now 2 days later, it appears healthy and you would never know it was almost dead! I am amazed at how resiliant this chick is.
    The chicken coop inside the barn has clean dry bedding, nesting boxes, feeders, waterers, and a heat lamp. I quess the hen though under the barn was a safe place. Once she moves out from under there, I will be blocking it off to keep the hens in the coop.
    The Silkie chick was constantly peeping the first day because he was lonely. I wanted to keep it where I could watch it closely, so didn't want to put it back with Mom. Since I can't get to the hen to steal another chick to keep it company, I went to tractor supply and bought 10 RIR chicks. Soon as I put the other chicks in with it, the Silkie was one happy chick.
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  2. Raina

    Raina Out Of The Brooder

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    Awww cute,


    bet your'e glad you found him/her just in time
     
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    That is an awesome story- and you sound like me, buy chicks to keep another company!
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Love that you bought TEN chicks to keep a single chick company. [​IMG]
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Thats sweet! I'm so happy he made it, cute chicks you have.
     
  6. montcapu

    montcapu Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. LittleMamaBigPapa

    LittleMamaBigPapa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So amazing. Good thing you were there to find your chick! I love happy stories... [​IMG]
     

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