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My first baby chicken rescue

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bayouchica, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Good morning all, I was checking out my local freecycle & someone was offering baby chickens. Come to find out they were found in a field by this lady & she can't keep them. More than likely Easter leftovers [​IMG]
    The weather here has been cool & got down in the 40's last night... they wouldn't have made it very long out on their own. [​IMG]
    Anyways, I'm going to pick them up later this morning [​IMG] I don't know how many or what they are.
    It's so cool cause I've been desperately wanting some babies anyway after all of the cute baby pics I've been seeing here. [​IMG]
    I'll let yall know how it goes....
    Later,Miriam
     
  2. edbama2

    edbama2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats, I hope they are exactly what you want. Either way I know that they need someone like you that will care for them. [​IMG]
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Awwww...good for you!!! I'm so happy they got rescued and I can't wait to hear more about them. Post pics if you can, k??!!

    Ellen
    No. Va.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Hmmmmm....baby "chicks" found in a field. I sure hope they dont turn out to be wild turkey!! [​IMG]

    Would love to see the pics when you get them!
    Congrats on careing for these babies.
     
  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hey yall, I'm sooo ticked off :mad:
    Come to find out his lady I got them from works for a hotel she's the asst. manager. Well someone had gotten married & this poor babies were the prank. Some stupid guys put the chics in their motel room & then the stupid married couple just left them in their room... grrr... Then the manager just put these sweet babies out in a field next to the hotel :thun
    When the asst. manager got off of work those babies where huddled together & she took them home.
    Now they're in safe place, stupid people...... I'm worried about one of them it's blocked up really bad & not eating but drinking a little. I gave it a few drops of minerial oil & they have Avia Charge in their water... Plus I've lubed the babies vent to try to help it out.
    If yall can think of anything esle let me know..
    here's a pic, I think they're Bantys.. if yall know the breed let me know.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Oh, bayouchica, they are sweet! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    So glad you heard about them and brought them home. Just love to hear stories like this, and especially since you'd been wanting to get some chicks anyway!
    How stupid are some people to leave chicks in a room as if they were part of the furniture?! I'm guessing the hotel mgr was just clueless and couldn't have cared less what happened to them in a field!! :eek:
    Way to go on the save! [​IMG]
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That was stupidity all the way around!!!
    Poor babies...
    I'm so glad that you rescued them...[​IMG]
     
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    JEESH!!!! I cant believe SOME peoples children!! UGH! Just to throw them in a field like that...how cold can a person be!??? I am so glad they found you..and a great home. Congrats! These will be special babies for sure!
     
  9. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those cuties sure got a lucky break!!!!

    You are awesome for saving them.

    Hope they do well and that the stopped-up one gets better.

    I can't imagine raising kids that don't know any better than to leave a living infant to fend for itself!!!! Unbelievable!!!!
     
  10. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Well these poor babies have had a tough start.They are so quite & they eat & sleep alot.. The chic that was blocked up is still hanging in there.Awhile ago the chic passed a hard chunk of something??? But is still not eating,after dark I'm gonna wet some food & try to get it to eat. The other two are gonna be fine I think. I was hoping to slip them under my broody Turken,but maybe not. They look about a week old or so.
    Some people...ugh... just leave those babies out on a cold day in a field right next to door to the hotel.. :thun [​IMG] :mad:
    i'm not the type of person who likes to get mad but man this takes the cake :thun

    Miriam
     

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