The great Peep rescue

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SueNH, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2007
    I had a turkey hen hatch 3 poults on my front porch. Somehow 2 of the chicks got under the porch between the original house and an 1850 addition. I could hear them crying but I couldn't reach. Getting dark, rain coming and it's still cold here nights. I twisted and turned for all I was worth. Couldn't reach the crying peeps.
    I got my teenage daughter and she wiggled and dug and ripped and was able to grab one after pulling dirt with her finger tips for half an hour. She couldn't see the other but could hear it. Kept digging and sliding herself further and further under the porch. After another half hour of not reaching the baby she was saying it useless we couldn't reach it. There was an old shingle stuffed in there keeping her from reaching the chick. I got a large pair of pliers and she was able to tear the old shingle enough to poke the baby closer. She grabbed him just as a cold rain started to fall.
    Brianna was covered in mud, dirt and cobwebs. Dirt fell from under her clothing and hair. Gave it her all and got them out!

    Hail Brianna the great turkey hero!

    She says I owe her big time. Got a 100 on her Physics final and rescued my peeps. Everybody cheer Brianna!!!
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    [​IMG] What a wonderful story! Way to go Brianna!!
  3. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] Yay Brianna! [​IMG] Great Job! [​IMG]
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
  5. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Way to go Brianna!! On both the exam and the rescue
  6. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    Way to go!! She is a hero, dirty, but a hero!
  7. Sonia

    Sonia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2008
    SE Oklahoma
    Good job Brianna!
  8. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    yay! Brianna you go!! What a GREAT job saving those poults! And AWESOME job on the exam! You rock! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
  10. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2008
    Northern NJ
    WAY TO GO BRIANNA!!! Three cheers to you for being such a hero!!!

    ...and Congratulations on your Physics final! Sheesh you are such a brain!

    Now go take a shower would ya?!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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