These critters are worse than the "people" on the soaps!
Mama Ameraucana abandons her brood of 9 to have more babies. (She went back to laying eggs and left the chicks on their own.)
Barn Banty abandons her nest of 4 guinea eggs to adopt abandoned brood of 9!
Abandoned guinea eggs begin to try to hatch, despite no one sitting on them. (Thank goodness it's a hot day! I put them in a cage with their Barn Banty Mama. I hope she sits on them. )
Kris' dad found a baby goat in the middle of the road on the way to the cabin today with no goats anywhere in sight. He brought her to me, and that makes Orphan #14 for 2008!
Here she is with 3 of the abandoned chicks in the background.