A Momma hen appeared today with 7 little chicks.
This was not expected because she was supposed to be a production white and they should not go broody. Well, if something is NOT gonna follow the rules.. you can bet it lives on our farm!
After watching them scamper round the yard for a bit, worker #1 and I decided to go find her nest. We did and found one egg that was getting ready to hatch and one that had already started and had pecked a little hole. The big problem with this little guy was that the fire ants found him before we did. There were tons of them! Coming in and out of the little hole in the shell. The poor baby was peeping in pain.
Worker #1 and I decided the only way to save the poor thing was to help it hatch out.
This is normally something we do not do, but in this case it was it's only hope of survival.
Worker #1 carefully picked off the remaining shell. and removed each and every nasty evil fire ant.
It was important to keep the fella warm...
So what does a country girl do?
Well I stuck him in my cleavage of course!
I may not be nursing any more babies, but this old cleavage of mine remains useful.
It has hatched out or warmed up many chicks, kittens & puppies.
I think he looks quite cozy.
So I am now walking around with a peeping cleavage and a hatching egg.
Oh the joys of country motherhood... Sexy huh?
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