Near tragedy turns into love...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Long story short...came home to find sweet lil blue bantam cochin pullet...2 1/2 mo...huddled by the gate out of her pen with skin ripped off from just behind her ear down to her upper chest. She's doing fine now.

    I had a lone remaining white bantam cochin chick...2 weeks himself in the brooder box. She is such a sweet pullet that I put her in with the baby who immediately thought he had found his long lost mother. She lets him get up under her wing and breast feathers and is just the best lil mother to him. I'll post a pic when my batteries recharge...
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Oh my gosh! What happened to her? Glad to hear she seems to be recovering well.
  3. Oh, poor little thing. What happened to her? What a sweet story, though. Glad they have each other for comfort.
  4. Shogun99

    Shogun99 Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Las Cruces, NM
    Cool story! Hope everything works out for the little tyke.
  5. I wish we knew what happened. She was in her pen when we left for the day and was out of the pen but the door was still shut and latched when we got home. There is one very small 5 inch space between the roof and the top of the pen that doesn't have chicken wire. Some how, some way she got out. Either by a predator pulling her out or she got out some and was attacked after getting out.

    I think she's going to be's just a terrible injury that will take quite some time to heal.
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Wow, glad she's okay. I'm glad she has a youngster now.
    My little silkie hatched 3 Polish, and now they are taller than her, and I have 2 younger chicks, I wonder if I should try and see if she wants them?
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    I know your heart stopped when you saw her by the gate like that. Poor girl. [​IMG] That is sweet that your younger chick has taken up with her though! I know that has made you smile. [​IMG]
  8. sudolph

    sudolph In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2007
    First of all, I'm happy your injured pullet is doing well. Second, I'm amazed she has adopted the chick.
    Third, I love the Heinlein quote and will be using it as a verb review in high school English next week.


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