OK........found a hen I thought I had lost

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KingsCalls, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    A few weeks ago I thought I had lost a lemon blue OE hen to a hawk or something.....While I was out of town my wife calls and tells me she found the hen. Come to find out she had been sitting on eggs! She is now in a pen with her 8 brand new chicks! I am glad to know she was not dinner for some hawk or coon!
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Very happy to hear this!! JJ
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    That's a happy ending!! Congrats on the new babies and glad your hen is safe and sound.
  4. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    What a great story......how bout some pics????
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Wow, bet that feels good! Congrats on the new babies.
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Great! Congrats on the new chicks and on finding Mom! [​IMG]
  7. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I'm glad she was found! I have a little mixed cochin bantam that did the exact same thing. I thought a raccoon had gotten her, and then one day she comes be-bopping out from under my house about feeding time with 8 chicks in tow! Later my daughter found a bucket under the edge of the house with a dozen unhatched eggs. She's black, but had I bothered to look close enough, I would've seen her. [​IMG]
  8. IHeartChickens

    IHeartChickens Songster

    Nov 13, 2007
    Pacific NW
    I love happy stories like this. Can you post pictures of the little family?
  9. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I bet you were sure happy. 8 chicks too, it cant get better.
  10. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    What a relief! My Fat Red Hen did that too. I found her under the deck behind a drain tube. Silly girl goes under the deck where I can't reach her. I just put up some chicken wire and let her go about her hatching. [​IMG]

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