Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I've Named This One - "Nemo"

In my earlier post, I mentioned that I let some broody hens set on their eggs.  They have started to hatch.  When you gather eggs, often times there will be more than one egg in a "nest" or "pile", several hens will lay an egg in this group.  Anyway, when the chicks start hatching, it is fun to see all the different colors of chicks you have with one hen.  They all aren't her "babies", however she is their "mama hen." 

This cage of 2 black hens are quite content together and to share the 2 chicks that have hatched so far.  I noticed that the small yellow chick was hopping around sideways - or lopsided.  When I picked it up, I noticed that one of its wings were deformed or injured (not sure I didn't see it hatch or see if something happend to it)   I thought, oh well, this one won't make I put it under one of the hens and prayed for the best.  Well, over the past 2 days or so,  this chick has been getting along really well, eating and drinking fine.  I decided to name it "Nemo" because of the wing - like Nemo's fin.  Here are a few pictures.

Isn't this cute!  It was cold this morning today.  When I stuck my hand under to grab "Nemo" it was super warm under this hen.

Blesssings from Wisconsin!
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