- Oct 26, 2016
Hey y'all I'm Adri and I've had such a horrible day. I found my oldest and favorite hen today in my ducks pool. She was a black frizzled bantam cochin. Barely three years old. I started ducks 4 years ago and chickens 3 years ago. I've just had my first predator loss this month too. I was looking at my flock this afternoon through my window and noticed her only baby all alone and very very sad looking (walking very slow, when she's normally a bit sassy) I though oh no today's the day Vivian kicked her out and is done taking care of her.(she had been her mother for over 3 months now) I felt terrible even though I knew it would happen. And she has no siblings. So I go out with treats and didn't see Vivi and got nervous, so I looked everywhere and finally found her in the ducks pool. I cannot believe I lost her. Now I have her baby on my lap as a type this because she was waiting for her mom to sleep in their nest together. I know some might think I'm silly but how can I help this baby? I have never seen such a sad chick before which is making losing my favorite even harder. Is there a chance this baby could bond with me at 3 months old? Just until she grows up? Or could I bond her to Vivian's 1 year old identical daughter? The baby was staying by her this evening. I know I can give her a teddy bear but that's last resort. I know I sound crazy but they are my pets, not food.