My GrandChick is SO clever!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gryeyes, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Buffy has been bringing her solo hatchling out into the run every day. She hasn't been going beyond the run nearly as much as that very first day when Sam/antha was 9 days old and Buffy finally decided it was time to come out of the A-Frame coop. They return to it every night, together. I keep a chick waterer in there, along with chick feed.

    Well, out in the run, there are only waterers for Big Birds. Particularly, a 5 gallon bucket with poultry nipples, which is perched on top of a concrete block on its side, to make it tall enough for large fowl to reach UP to drink from them. When I started adding a few bantam breeds to the flock, I put a couple of bricks as stairs for the banties to reach the nipple waterers. But there's no way the GrandChick would be able to drink from those nipples. So I've put a couple of dishes with water in them all around the run. Always find them tipped over when I get home from work.

    Well, last night, I'd just refilled 3 water dishes when I observed the GrandChick do something that simply blew me away.

    See how high up the bucket is stationed??

    Here's Sam, perched inside the upper opening, just looking around.

    When the chick scampered over to the bricks, I thought, "Oh, poor thing, it's thirsty - good thing I just put fresh water out!" And I was about to go get one of those bowls of fresh water when it clambered up the banties' brick staircase, hopped into the top concrete block opening, and stretched up to take a drink.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010

  2. Smart chicklet! He's definitely a keeper!
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Now there is a problem solver!
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    He wanted to show off those big ole feet!
  5. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
  6. dedicateddourly

    dedicateddourly Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    Fallbrook, CA
    That is way cute. You must be so proud [​IMG]
  7. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    totally adorable!! Good job Sam! And she is growing too! Awwww [​IMG] [​IMG]

  8. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Songster

    Aug 4, 2009
    Leicester, NC
    Cute, cute, cute what a smart little one! I'd say she takes after her grandma!
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010

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