May 14, 2008

Babies, Fire Ants & a Country Cleavage.. Oh My!

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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11 amazing comments. Talk To Me!!:

Rhea said...

Well, that's a sight you don't see every day. lol

lemontartlet said...

So cute! Adds a whole new meaning to "Look at the boobs on that chick!" don't it. Spent a good while myself walking around with 4 newborn kittens under my shirt after the momma cat had them on my sofa and rejected them promptly afterwards. In line at the grocery store a woman glanced at my bulging sweatshirt and my protective hand positioning and asked when I was due... and the little punks chose that moment to start mewling and squirming. She must have thougth it was about to be a scene from Aliens right there in the expres lane!

Anonymous said...

So cute. Well also good luck with trying to loose some weight.
It's hard @ first but please keep it up it will pay off.....

Shelljo said...

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who would do something like this! Hope the chick makes it!

Anonymous said...

See, it's a good thing to be voluptuous sometimes. Poor chickie would die if it were mine. Margie

Jenn said...

How cute ! The kitten comment too funny I can just see the look on that woman's face !

Outnumbered2to1 said...

I can't be the only one completely jealous of your cleavage!

Dana (The Homesteading Housewife) said...

both chicks,,, the one in the picture and the one that was still in the egg are now tucked safety under the momma hen. :)

dawn said...

ah... the things we do...

good job, mom!

Dana said...

We have cats and that's something I would think to do with a kitten.

By the way, will the little chick make it after having been bitten by fire ants? I know those bites can be vicious.


Dana (The Homesteading Housewife) said...

yeppers. He/she is now out with Momma and his/her siblings acting like a chicken :)

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