Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Daytime Drama?

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.


Heather Mitchell said...

This is hilarious!

FourMileFarm said...

Never a dull moment!
That selfish chicken needs to take parenting classes. :D
Actually today she acted somewhat motherly when a blue jay dived at one of her babies. But, then she quickly went off to do her own thing again.