Acceptance! - Chickens - NZ by AndreaEL

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Follow on form Legal Adoption…Part 2.. Acceptance….
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. 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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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Super story and image – well done, Andrea

  • Thank you Mattie for your lovely comment and support, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • tinhearts
    tinheartsover 3 years ago

    oh such a precious picture!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • bobby1
    bobby1over 3 years ago

    Beautiful story lovely capture:0]

  • Thank you Bobby for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago
    A touching sequel to your first picture Andrea.
  • Thank you Roy, always ready for these moments with the camera.

    – AndreaEL

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    So cute, excellent shot!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 3 years ago

    so lovely

  • Thank you Loree for your comment and support, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsover 3 years ago

    Awwww! :-))) Lovely series of images Andrea, very very touching!
    Superb work, this is a fave for me :D

  • Thank you for your lovely comment. fave & support, much appreciated. Pleased you enjoyed them.

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Such a heartwarming picture, Andrea! I’m so happy for both the mom and the baby!

  • Thank you Dot, for your lovely comment & support, much appreciated. They are all doing so well, the babies have grown so much in two days

    – AndreaEL

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    A special scene indeed, well captured Andrea!

  • Thank you Elizabeth for your lovely comment & support, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 3 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

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