My 6 yr old just saved a chick :D

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Well, we had a 100% hatch from my eggs thanks to my 6 yr old son. There was one chick who was having trouble after three days of trying to get out of the shell. While I was putting the dried off chicks in the brooder he took the egg which was partially zipping and carefully peeled away at the shell. Soon he had it out and we put it back in the bator to dry and today it's running all over [​IMG] I was going to cull it because I thought something was wrong with it [​IMG] So my son feels pretty proud he was able to save a life! [​IMG] He did a great job too [​IMG] So careful!
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Well Done son! : My 14 year old does that also after a day.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Your story made my day!
     
  4. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    Thats so cute how he knew to save it like that! I think that that chick is going to be pretty attatched to him. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tina D

    Tina D Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Outstanding!!! There is a moment of his life he will never forget!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    He was pretty happy he could do it and so gently at that. He didn't want my help and I guided him through what he needed to do. I was so proud of him. And he is very attached to his little splash bantam cochin now [​IMG] We had to mark which one was 'his' [​IMG]
     
  8. HetaChick

    HetaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww!!! That's cute! It reminds me of when I was younger, helping out the weaker chicks. [​IMG] I only have one bird now but I love to read stories like that, your son seems like a gentle kid. It's such a delicate process.
     

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