Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It Took A Village For This Stafford Chick

The small chick in front was doing poorly being the only chick in its parents second cycle. It was not growing and felt cold whenever I checked it and in spite of my efforts to supplement feed it. So I moved it to this nest of four. None of the parents were color feed last year.

The cage had one crested male with two hens, the one with the four chicks seen above and a second hen sitting on infertile eggs. To my surprise, after a time she decided to help out and now she works hard to help feed the nest of five. (None

"Do I really want to be an Auntee?"

Auntee  is a great feeder!

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