Rooster that I saved from dying as a chick grew up to be kind.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Moochie, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2010
    North Edwards

    He hatched out on day 23 with his yolk not fully absorbed, and Mama didn't want anything to do with him. She took a huge poop in the carrier and left the chick alone, while she went outside with the 4 other chicks. I took the little guy inside, put him in a shoebox with a moist towel and in my heated bed. The yolk absorbed and he started to get fluffy and dry. I saved him form death!
    Today he is 6 months old and a real sweetheart. His brothers had to go because of being aggressive and too flighty. But the one I saved is just right. I can pet him, pick him up, and hand feed him. He's LF too! Barnyard mix, light sussex and barred rock.
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Awesome! Sounds like he was meant to be [​IMG]
  3. WilsonAcres

    WilsonAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    AWWW that's SO sweet! [​IMG]
  4. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western WA
    That's a win win situation [​IMG] Do you have any pictures of him?
  5. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Arkansas
    Sounds like it was meant to be. I hope he is your buddy for a long, long time. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  6. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz,CA
    am glad you saved him and didn't cull him... [​IMG]

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