Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It's that little Jewel again!

Oh my goodness! Let me tell you about yesterday! 

I went to town...Walmart, Food Lion, then stopped at Town & Country Supply for a small bag of starter chick feed...just had a feeling. Look what was on the front porch when I got home...


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"Far Side", I think it was you who said you hoped she would have about six babies this time, that would keep her busy. Well, six it was, at first anyway.



I had been home two hours or more...got the groceries put away, fixed up a cage to put the mama and baby chicks in, fiddled around with the raggedy old cage, and just enjoying watching the babies, when Weetie started sniffing around the doghouse where the babies were hatched. I looked in and there was another tiny baby, standing all alone amongst the broken egg shells. 

I'm hoping this last baby will survive. It was weak and not eating. I tried to give it a drop or two of sugar water. Little newborn animals die so easily without the warmth of their mother. It was still alive this morning and tucked up under it's mama's wing.



Looking down into the cage. I added dirt and grass, food and water to trick her into bringing the babies in, then I covered the cage opening. This morning I plan to move them to a pen outside. 

Better get busy. The wheelbarrow is parked at the front steps. Hope I can load the cage and the little red hen family and get them moved. Guess I'll be mopping the front porch again. Couldn't wait to show you what little Jewel has done now!

Hope to be back soon. :)

Love,
Henny

P.S. An update to this post...This is wild! I've moved the chicks to the new lot and there are eight chicks. Eight!



23 comments:

  1. Hope the little chick survives! Lovely little family.

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  2. How precious are these baby chicks! I hope the little one survives :)

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  3. Wow! She has outdone herself and they're so cute. Hope they all make it.

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  4. Eight - now that is impressive. Fingers crossed they will all survive.

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  5. Are they in a snake-proof cage at night? I sure don't want you to lose this family!! Remember the cat-carrier crate for nighttime, if need be. Best of luck to you and your new family!!

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  6. Eight wow! You should name them all after Jewel...Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby...for a start! I hope they all stay safe and warm:)

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  7. Eight lil jewels wow! I hope they all survive-they're all precious.

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  8. So many surprises from Little Jewel! They are so precious. Even if they did mess up the porch! I hope they all do well.

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  9. Oh, I do hope the last little one left alone among the egg shells makes it.

    Far side is right they should all be named after precious gems.

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  10. What a fun surprise! Now hoping for their safety in the precarious life on the Teeny-Tiny Farm.

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  11. I can't believe Jewel had 8 Chicks! That is so wonderful! Oh what fun you are going to have. Will you keep them all? Congratulations, I guess you are a Grandma to 8 little fuzzy chickies!
    Hugs,
    Darlene

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  12. ohhhh so cute!!! I hope the little baby that was slow will make it!!! its a good sign Jewel was willing to let it under her... My mother hen wouldn't have anything to do with a weak baby and it soon died.. She wouldnt let it under her or near the other chick that hatched. the other chick was strong and she took good care of it.. I guess she knew the weak baby was not going to make it.. So I think since Jewel let that baby under her she must not have thought it was a lost cause... How cute are all of them!!!

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  13. Now how in the world did number eight appear. Are you good with numbers? LOL

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  14. Wow ....congratulations on 8 new baby chicks! How fun. Will wonders never cease? Hope that mama will take good care of all her new babies. Can't wait to see more pictures and hear more about them!!! Keep the predators away!

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  15. Wow!! Way to go Jewel! I hope they all grow into happy chickens. That is so sweet.
    Love you and Seth said thank you for the birthday wishes!

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  16. Wow! What an exciting time and nice little family you were presented with !!! Love it! Nancy

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  17. Jewel is so precious with her little flock. I hope moving them goes without a hitch.

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  18. Gorgeous! I can't get enough of little chicks.

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  19. Gorgeous! I can't get enough of little chicks.

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  20. Your chicks are so cute . . . I don't know much about chickens . . . I always thought that farm animals only had babies in the Spring. That must sound very silly to a country gal like you. If you name them I would suggest Henry for the eighth one :)

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