Monday, May 25, 2015

Not Smooth Sailing - Baby Chick Update

The first time I went to my parents to visit the chicks, my mom already had a problem identified.
We had a "picker". This sweet little girl, was picking the eyes of other chicks. 

After lots of research, it was determined the best thing to do was to separate her. She would outgrow it.
So, wire fencing was put in. 
The other girls with injured eyes all healed, thankfully.

Mom emailed this picture later. No improvements. I think the subject of the email was "Bad Girl".
Something along those lines anyway.

So, I went and picked her up and brought her back to the farm. 
We had a broody hen, I read that "sometimes" a broody hen will adopt a chick.
That didn't work. 

I became the mother hen. Little one spent some time with me out cleaning up the raspberry patch.

We didn't have to worry about her running away. She wouldn't think of leaving my side. Or neck.
Then we did what we should have never done. We named her. I named her. I named her Sally.
Meet our newest pet, Sally.


  1. My goodness! I think Sally has happily found her new Mama! I bet she (and the other ones with the "boo boo eyes" are relieved and happy ;)

  2. Hi,
    I have a feeling Sally is going to become a very special friend. My aunt Sally had a pet hen. She followed her every place on her farm and sat on her lap when she rested in a lawn chair. :-))
    Have fun and I hope the other chicks heal.