Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Twitchy update

Twitchy is eating and drinking by herself! I thought I was going to have to dropper feed her forever. Her little tan friend here has taken her under her wing (pun intended) and taught her to eat and drink on her own. This little hen also protects Twitchy and takes care of her. I have heard stories of horses and dogs taking care of each other and basically becoming a service animal for another of their kind, but I never thought of a chicken in that capacity. It just seems odd that she would do this. Don't get me wrong, I am grateful she did, I have just never heard of a chicken doing anything like this.
But WHO CARES! TWITCHY IS EATING! And I don't have to get up in the night to dropper feed her, lol.


  1. I had to catch some chicks the other night, to put them back with the worthless mom who flew up into a tree and left them on the ground. My Labrador mix , Tuggy, helped me. She picks up the chicks and brings them right to me, no harm done. The chicks don't seem to mind. With my knees, I can't be crawling under the truck so getting chicks out of places like that is her specialty.

  2. Have you thought about raising the chicks yourself? Sounds like your hen is not being very motherly. maybe Tuggy would be willing to help? Chicks are surprisingly fragile and it sucks having to "mother" them yourself, but it's better than the hen getting them killed.


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