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Momma and her new baby!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SunnyDayz, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tiny went broody almost a month ago... she had a pretty good size clutch of eggs and on the eve of day 21, a raccoon dug into the very back corner of the coop and scooped out 2 brand new hatchlings and a bunch of her eggs :(. I was sure no more would hatch, maybe the eggs got cold or whatever. But 2 days later this little peep popped up out of momma's feathers!

    The momma is still sitting on some eggs, but I am not sure if they will hatch at this point :( It is nice that she got one healthy baby out of it all... after losing the 1st few :(

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  2. Poultrycrazy mom

    Poultrycrazy mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for your loss, shes a beautiful hen! i hope all goes well with the one baby!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Nice photo! Sorry about the others.
     
  4. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a beautiful photo!!
     
  5. calvincoop

    calvincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least something good came out a horrible situation. she looks like one proud mama!
     
  6. cute baby, sorry about her losses :hugs
     
  7. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for the losses. [​IMG]

    Fantastic picture, so sweet. [​IMG]
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I absolutely adore that photo! You managed to get one of the PERFECT moment!

    I, too, am so sorry about the loss of those other chicks - dirty word raccoon!
     
  9. KrazyKhick

    KrazyKhick Out Of The Brooder

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    Sad and happy at the same time. Sounds like raising chickens to me. I'm sorry for the pain, it's awful. Watching a mother chicken with her babies is one of the highlights for me. I love when they sit on mommas back and slide down, lol. Enjoy the baby!
     
  10. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww... how cute!! We've only had one hen go broody and that was 3 years ago. There's nothing like the excitement of checking for a new chick every day!!
     

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