Originally Posted by flower
I would guess that the hens and roo broke into the broody/chick area just to eat the feed that belonged to others. But who knows why broody momma did what she did. From observation of my flock all my broodies seem to defend their chicks. So far that is Watching the behavior of mother hens with their brood is second only to the food that the chickens provide.
KASS now those are some photos that are up to your usual standards! Momma is an outstanding beauty despite her Houdan typy comb. I can't wait to see subsequent photos as she ages.
you are right about the hens, roo and the feed.
my broody pecked me when I tried to take the feeder away. I guess she is not that bad. and the chicks are little piggy eaters! their wings and tails are fully feathered, white with black spots. I hope they are girls. NNs usually develop tail early if girls, but that is at the age of 4 weeks that we can say. although I have 3 mutts I bought as boys due to lack of tail at 4 wk old. I am glad about that as I still cannot butcher my chickens.