Wow! What an exciting day. I had just returned from the feed store with a 50# sack of DE and 2 new peeps. As I was going out the backdoor to get some supplies from the greenhouse a Blackbird flew past me with a Robin hot on his tail raising all kinds of heck. The Blackbird flew into a low shrub. I figured it was trying to molest the Robin's nest, so I ran toward the Blackbird to shoo it away. All of a sudden it came out of the shrub and I could see it had a baby Robin in it's mouth. As it was flying off, it lost it's grip on the baby and dropped it on the street. Miracle of miracles, the poor thing wasn't bleeding and didn't have anything broken. Unfortunately, I have no idea where the nest is, so I couldn't return it to it's very distraught Mom. With no other options, I set up a small wire enclosure in the chick brooder for the Robin baby. So, now, I have a gorgeous 14-day-old Rhode Island Red, a 9-day-old Silver Laced Wyandotte, and about a 7-day-old Robin as brooder mates! Baby Robins grow amazingly fast - 2 to 3 weeks from hatch to fledgling according to my research. This baby is feathering out nicely and I'm hoping I'll only have to brood it for another week or two. My little peeps look at it with great curiosity, but have made no attempts to peck at it through the wire, thankfully. My DH came home about an hour ago. The two new chicks were a surprise. The little Robin was an even bigger surprise. He just shook his head and walked away I don't know why these weird things always happen to me but it sure makes life interesting.