Our little chick is doing well

@JudyEv (300898)
Rockingham, Australia
January 24, 2023 12:01am CST
Those who read my discussions would know that we took a newly hatched chick to the house after it hatched out on its own a day after the two hens and other chicks had left the nest. It was very wobbly and I thought the hens might reject it which they will sometimes do. Survival of the fittest and all that. We heard today that the chick is doing well and has been placed back with the others. However, one of the previous chicks has died which is a shame. I’ve put up the photo before of one of the hens with a chick.
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@YrNemo (20201)
24 Jan
My parents tried hatching chicken/duck eggs like that using some sort of incubators long time ago. The young ones could die easily I heard. Glad that my parents stopped that after a few years. (The ducklings/chooks dirtied the floors inside the house so fast and I was the one who must keep it clean.)
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
Poultry can certainly make a mess. i think ducks are worse than chickens when it comes to making a mess.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
@YrNemo Mum would never have ducks because of the mess they made but we had dozens of chickens and turkeys in our time.
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@YrNemo (20201)
25 Jan
@JudyEv So true... I hated those ducklings and ducks.
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• China
24 Jan
A heart-warming photo ! Instead ,the abandoned chick is doing well ! The hen never had thought it.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
I'm glad the hen accepted the chicken. Sometimes they don't.
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@jstory07 (125692)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Jan
That is great news about the chick.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
It is indeed. Thanks.
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@xFiacre (11495)
• Ireland
24 Jan
@JudyEv Ah, the pain and glory that is life.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
I'm amazed this little fellow survived. i thought his number was up for sure.
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@Ronrybs (17359)
• London, England
24 Jan
What a difference in size! Hope the little fellow makes it
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jan
@Ronrybs When I see water birds swimming, the legs are always much further to the back than what I'm expecting.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
He makes the hen look huge.
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@Ronrybs (17359)
• London, England
27 Jan
@JudyEv Chicks always look so unbalanced!
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@aninditasen (12599)
• Raurkela, India
24 Jan
The chick looks cute. Is that the mother of the chick?
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
@aninditasen Yes, I don't think they really know the difference. They get a bit worried if they have hatched out little ducklings and then the ducklings want to spend all their time in the waterbowl.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
No, the chickens are guinea fowl chickens. They grow up to look like the ones in the photo here.
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@aninditasen (12599)
• Raurkela, India
25 Jan
@JudyEv I see. Will the hen on which it's sitting take care of the chick as it's own?
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@RebeccasFarm (84702)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
25 Jan
Oh good I had just asked about him.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
25 Jan
@JudyEv He will hopefully.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
Hopefully, if he has lasted this long, he'll continue to thrive.
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@LadyDuck (426978)
• Switzerland
24 Jan
Poor little thing, I am so glad to know that the chick is fine.
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@LadyDuck (426978)
• Switzerland
24 Jan
@JudyEv I am glad it did not, I feel so sad when a young animal cannot make it.
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@Tampa_girl7 (50148)
• United States
24 Jan
I’m glad to hear that the baby chick is doing well. That’s sad about the other.
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@Tampa_girl7 (50148)
• United States
24 Jan
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
Sometimes they die for no apparent reason.
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@wolfgirl569 (69377)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Jan
Glad that one is doing good. Sorry they lost a different one
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@wolfgirl569 (69377)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Jan
@JudyEv It is a strong one
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
I was quite sure the little one wouldn't make it but it seems it's doing quite well.
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@moffittjc (109969)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Jan
Do you know why the one chick didn’t make it?
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@moffittjc (109969)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Jan
@JudyEv I just hope it didn’t suffer.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
No, I don't know. It's been very hot so maybe the heat got to it.
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@sallypup (53148)
• Centralia, Washington
25 Jan
That is one adorable photo. I'm delighted about that chick.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
Yes, it's really good news. I honestly didn't think it would live overnight.
@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
Always nice to see your photos. This is adorable. So happy the chick is doing well now.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
He looked cute sitting on Mum's back.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
@JudyEv He is just the cutest and makes me smile each time I see him.
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@sharonelton (15466)
• Lichfield, England
25 Jan
That is a wonderful picture. I'm glad the chick is doing well.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
I'm relieved too that the chicken is doing well.
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@sharonelton (15466)
• Lichfield, England
30 Jan
@JudyEv Very good.
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@GardenGerty (149153)
• United States
25 Jan
What a cute photo. Glad the at risk chick seems to be doing well.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
It's been a couple of days now so he should be okay
@snowy22315 (149401)
• United States
24 Jan
I am glad the little chick is doing well. He is a cutie.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
He looks tiny compared to the hen.
@rebelann (105001)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Jan
I'm glad the little chick survived but it's sad the other one did not.
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@LeaPea2417 (35646)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Jan
My neighbors across the road bought a rooster and a couple of hens recently. In the upcoming months they should be producing eggs
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
I understand eggs are really expensive there at the moment and scarce as well.
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@LindaOHio (115172)
• United States
24 Jan
It's a shame about the one chick but great news about the other.
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
Yes, that's the way the cookie crumbles as they say.
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@yesiisey (302)
• Indonesia
24 Jan
wow it must be fun to see chicken eggs hatch into chicks
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@JudyEv (300898)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
Each one is like a small miracle. Once they are out of the egg, there is no way you could get it back in!