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Sweet-Sad story

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bbRedMom, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. bbRedMom

    bbRedMom Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I posted in BST that I need some chicks to keep my single Australopr company. His brother died yesterday, and I didn't get home until 10:00, so it was already cold out. I was worried about the shock of bringing him in from 35 degrees to 75 degrees, but I also worried about him being too cold by himself. The coof is wonderfully built, vell ventilated without drafts, but still...

    So I took a chance. I grabbed my sweet rescue hen, Mary Jane. She will just about let you anything to her. I carefully put them in the nesting box together. Now Mary Jane is a dark cornish bantam, and a small one at that. Chicky poo is a 5 week out B.A. He's half her size. I was just hoping they would snuggle out of necessity.

    Nope. She pecked him on the head, stood up, and moved him under her body. Of course, his back half was still sticking out, but they both went to sleep immediately. Did my heart good. Warm fuzzy and all that. I think this will work until I secure some new brothers and sisters. And now I know I have a good surrogate hen.

    Just wanted to give y'alls day some happiness like mine. Thanks!
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    That is sweet. Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  4. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    What a sweet girl! I'm happy for them both. Nice going on your part. [​IMG]
  5. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    awwwww !
  6. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oh that is too sweet! My dark cornish had her BFF sleep up under her wing every night, too. I love my cornish!

  7. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    awe.... she gave him a love peck... [​IMG]

    sorry about your other bird but its nice that these 2 are getting along... [​IMG]
  8. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    Cool Story! Thanks for sharing!
  9. glassparman

    glassparman Songster

    Jun 23, 2008
    Mojave, CA
    That is awesome!

    People say that chickens are stupid. Absolutely not! This just shows the motherly instinct.

    Thanks for sharing.

  10. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    Thanks for starting my morning off with an "awww" moment. Glad to hear they did well together, though I'm sorry to hear that you lost one.

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