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Pet adoption usually refers to the process of taking guardianship of and responsibility for a pet that a previous owner has abandoned or released to a shelter or rescue organization. In our case we adopted three baby chicks to help our broody hen.
Our hen, named “One” by Becky our God daughter who was only 3 years old at the time decided that she really wanted to have chicks. She went broody and no matter what I did, she was going to sit on the nest till something happened. I decided rather than put her through any further stress that we would buy a couple of day old chicks and allow her to rear them. It was such a special scene to witness. I removed the eggs which were infertile one by one and gently replaced them with baby chicks. She was a little confused for a few seconds, but once she realized they were babies you could feel her joy. Woman who are unable to have children adopt if they can, so I though why should we not apply the same for our hen. Mum and her three adopted babies are happy and doing well.
The chicks purchased from a nearby farm having hatched in an incubator. Rural Southland New Zealand
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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 3 years ago

    How cute…beautiful Andrea!!

  • Thank you Gail for your wonderful comment and kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 3 years ago

    this is such a special shot and story!!!!

  • Thank you Catherine for your wonderful comment and kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 3 years ago

    Lovely subject and capture Andrea!

  • Thank you Trev for your wonderful comment and kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 3 years ago

    Wow, Andrea, what an intelligent and thoughtful thing for you to do! That’s brilliant! What a neat story, my friend!

  • Thank you Pat for your wonderful comment and kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    What a sweet story. Great capture too.

  • Thank you Bunny for your wonderful comment and kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Lovely story Andrea, so pleased she took them, I have done this a few times and usually introduce the chicks at night, so pleased your lovely chicken is happy with her little family, they make such wonderful mothers, I had a chicken sitting on eggs last year and a snake tried to take them, she defended them to the death, I found her still sitting on all the eggs, with the snake caught in my netting (also dead). Lovely image Andrea, love it :o)xox

  • Thank you Josie for your wonderful comment and kind words, much appreciated. And thank you for sharing your sad story, they are brilliant mums, and I am sure you were devastated to find that awful scene.

    – AndreaEL

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    This must be so much fun, lovely!!!

  • Thank you Viv for your wonderful comment and kind words, much appreciated. I am enjoying them very much.

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Aw, such a sweet story! It is really touching! How nice of you to do such a wonderful thing for “One” and also for the chicks!

  • Thank you Dot for your wonderful comment and kind words, much appreciated. The babies at least have a home where they can run freely instead of being held in a cage.

    – AndreaEL

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    so sweet!

  • Thank you Sally for your kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 3 years ago

    Magnificent capture and it is so beautiful Andrea. Well done.

  • Thank you Ralph for your wonderful comment and kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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