1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

The Best Halloween Shocker- Ever!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by menageriemama, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. menageriemama

    menageriemama Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    Earlier this fall, one of my EE hens disapeared and I was sure that a coon got her.

    Today, she materialized out of the bog with 10 (!!!!!) chicks in tow!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    You could knock me over with a feather. I have NO idea how she survived, let alone hatched 10 healthy chicks in below freezing weather out in the wilds of our property. I cried and cried tears of joy. Happy Halloween everybody [​IMG]

  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    That is sooooooo cool !!!!
  3. windtryst

    windtryst Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Wow! that is so cool...makes me wonder why we all worry so much about them! I am so happy for you.
  4. BaronRenfrew

    BaronRenfrew Songster


    Similiar thing happened to me a few years ago. after a warm October I was working in the yard, heard a hen clucking the "mother hen" cluck.

    Went in the hay loft w a 5 gallon pail, 14 chicks.

    they spent a month in my basement, then the winter in my sister's

    Happy Halloween
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Awwww, thats so sweet !!! Must of been so great to see that. If you happen to get any pics I and i'm sure others would love to see them. CONGRATS to your hen !! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    So glad the story had a happy ending menageriemama. Now pics! pics! pics! (pretty please) [​IMG]
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Best. Story. Ever.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    eleven smiles for eleven lucky chooks!

  8. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Alamance, NC
    fantastic story! And a very nice happy ending, now get out there and get us some pics please!

    I am really surprised preditors didn't get them, everyone is so lucky. And to think she brought the family back home where she knows there is love for a chicken. A very nice warm story, thanks for sharing.
  9. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    It's so wonderful to hear good news about little innocents like your hen and her chicklets!
  10. nhnanna

    nhnanna Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    She brought you the treat instead of a trick. Happy Halloween!!!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by