Well we thought that Dixie was dead... WE WERE WRONG (Pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by M To The Maxx, May 30, 2011.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    We had some of our chickens escape due to holes in the chicken wire on the run and Dixie was one of them. We caught all of the others and fixed the problem with the chicken wire but Dixie was still missing. So we searched and searched and searched for her but we couldn't find her. So we sadly gave up never thinking we would see her again. So now 3 weeks later we see her in the backyard all puffed up looking like she is broody. So we go out to investigate and we see Dixie with 4 chicks at her side. She had gone off and went broody AGAIN! Here are some pics of her and her babies.






    So after we found her we wanted to know where she had layed her eggs at. So we searched and we found where she had been at. She was under our nose the whole time! She was in the back corner of our yard with a nest covered by wood we had layed out against a fence. Here are some pics of that.




  2. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    Rockingham County, NH
    Yay! [​IMG] I love happy endings! They are adorable! Congrats!!!!!!!!!
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] [​IMG] What a great surprise! [​IMG]
  4. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Near Old Forge NY
    Stinkin' Cute!!!!![​IMG]
  5. Bengalcats1

    Bengalcats1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    To think she sat there for 3 weeks and Nothing got her ! [​IMG]
  6. LadyFunnyFarm

    LadyFunnyFarm Out Of The Brooder

    How great is that?! What great pics too [​IMG]
  7. cblakley0531

    cblakley0531 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Shelton, WA
    My Coop
    WAY COOL!! What a relief huh?! Not to mention a GREAT suprise! [​IMG]
  8. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2011
    Raymond, NH
    That's awesome [​IMG]
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That darn Dixie! How many times a year does that hen go broody, Maxx?
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:1,658,875 times. [​IMG]

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