We found Dee!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by shchinchillas, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. shchinchillas

    shchinchillas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dee went missing roughly 1 month ago...yep I'm sure you know where this is going! She was one of our favorite hens- Always put herself away in the same spot, was fairly friendly, never got into trouble so we were fairly sadden when she wasn't in her spot one night. We finally spotted her last week. I went into the barn, and heard a hen cackling at me. She was digging through the horse poop like a normal, happy chicken! I figured she's home, i'll see her later that night and check her over... well she was gone--again. Later that week we discovered that for the past 4 weeks, even tho we searched the barn in and out she was hidden right under our noses... Finally discovered her nest.... and 10 chicks! There are 7 eggs left, several are peeping, and there is movement in the rest. Due to the spot she choose- high up in the hay loft, on the very top of the hay pile we needed to move the nest as there would be no safe way for the chicks to get down...


    So here's momma, her 10 chicks... 6 black, 4 white.. I'm thinking someone else laid in her nest too. We'll see how many of the other eggs hatch. The poor thing (and the chicks) ate and drank so much when I moved them!

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  2. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow what a great story thats alot of babys!
     
  3. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! That's amazing you found her! Such lovely chicks, congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  5. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad you found her. They can be sneaky! Hope some more of her eggs hatch.
     
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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  7. shchinchillas

    shchinchillas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 eggs are hatching this morning. Dee settled in nicely with chicks and eggs [​IMG]. She's really being a great momma hen!
     
  8. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats great, excellent story! And such cute wee chicks!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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  10. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A great story and what a beautiful little family she has now! [​IMG]
     

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