My mother is a saint! she saved my chick! (pictures)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by KattyKillFish, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    Last night i left the day-old Button Quail chicks in the brooder, left them plenty of food and water, watched to make sure they were cozy and went to bed. i have the brooder in a small cardboard box inside an empty 20-gallon aquarium. one of the more energetic adventurous chicks somehow got out in the middle of the night! dehydrated, hungry and cold it crawled into a cold corner of the aquarium and sat down ready to die. my mom gets up very early - around 6 AM - and she peeked into the brooder to count the chicks (i don't know why, but it's a good thing she did!) I was asleep through all of this of course, i get up around 9-10 AM.

    she noticed one was missing and looked around the outside of the brooder to see a tiny motionless fluff in the corner. she reached over to pick it up and it was limp. once she had it in her hand saw that it wasn't dead! it had moved it's head a little!

    she immediately mixed up some quick-chick with some sugar and warm water, holding the poor dying baby in a clean dish towel. she used a little dropper that came with my microscope and it seemed to slowly become more aware and active. when i got up she showed me the poor half-dead chick and told me what happened. I WAS SO WORRIED ABOUT MY POOR BABY!

    she already had an egg boiling on the stove and when it was done i took the yolk out and mushed it up with some of the quick-chick sugar water and some gamebird starter. we feed this to the poor little chick and after about a half our it started to chirp again, and becoming more alert. now it's with it's clutch-mates in the brooder (with MUCH taller walls!) and he is doing so well! you'd never have guessed he was so near to death this morning!

    I am so thankful my mom took control of the situation, and refrained from waking me up because i would have FREAKED OUT! If it wasn't for my mom the chick would surely be dead! He is such a lucky little bird to have a grandma like her! [​IMG]

    here he is taking a nap on my belly, all nice and cozy. he was still recovering in these pictures, but doing much better than he was this morning! I am happy to say he had a full recovery and is now a happy, chippy little quail!
    That's what my mom named him, Chippy!



    camera shy!
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Thats one lucky little quail! [​IMG] to your mom! [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    God bless great mothers.!
  4. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Oh my goodness, I think Button Quail chicks are about the cutest little things EVER! [​IMG] Give your mom some extra [​IMG] !
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  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I ask you, Dang aren't we moms just awesome? We will give mouth to mouth to a pet rat, stitch/patch/nurse any sick critter our kids bring home and monitor the halls like it was fort knox we were patrolling....and we manage to look good doing it. [​IMG]
  6. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    I LOVE MY MOM!!!

    and to all you great mothers out there, Us daughters would be lost! thank you all so much!

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