Last Friday, shortly before we left town
I checked the chicken coop and found a
freshly hatched chick abandoned.
My heart sank because we wouldn't be
there to care for it and it would surely
die. However, in an attempt to give it
every chance we set it up in a tub with
a light and did something I never, in a
million years thought we would do.
We gave it to Warren's Mom.
She did offer to take care of it
but I am pretty sure she was thinking
in our garage.
We marched that
sweet little chick right into her office
and plopped it down. Turned the heat
lamp on it and gave her instructions.
Bless her heart Georgia mothered that
chick until we got back.
She even called at one point while
we were gone to say that the
bulb seemed to be too hot
and could she put one with
less wattage in?
She cared for this precious little
chickie. Never thought she'd be caring
for chickens when she moved in next door!
It is beautiful.
The prettiest one there is, in my opinion.
Not that it hasn't been trouble...
We put it under a Momma one evening when
they were all settled in for the night.
She accepted it and has been good to it.
But, the other hen, who has chicks of her
own did not. She was getting mean.
So I crawled in the coop, captured her and
took her to the other side.
Back to the rooster for the mean hen!
That ought to
fix her attitude.
Well, wouldn't you know that sweet little
chick that Georgia took such amazing care
of squeezed itself right through the chicken
wire to the same side as that indignant
hen. Now, I had a skirt on and the access
to that side is a door that is about four
feet off the ground. I tried to get in but
couldn't do it fast enough...so...who do you
think crawled in that coop? You guessed it!
Georgia to the rescue!
She scooped up that
chick and we gave it a stern talking to.
We brought it back to "the good side".
So far it is staying there.
This is getting a bit over the top.
The drama of the chickens!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday.
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