Sunday, November 6, 2011
You've already guessed the end of the story!
So I hurriedly got the isolation pen enclosed (I'd taken some of the wire down so that all the birds had free range through that space. I really did not expect a chick!). Brought water and a separate feeder. Added fresh straw to the box.
And then caused the hen one final injustice, when I reached under her and grabbed out her baby. Oh the uproar! The violation! The alarm! As soon as I could get a word in, I said "for goodness sake, you're going too!" and I grabbed the hen and raced her and her baby into their new suite.
If this chick breaks my bad luck chain and turns out to be a girl, I think I'll call her Faith!