Broody Hen Thread! - Page 1100
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You do???? I'm not listening to that. Nope.
Lol! I never try to break my broody's, I just thank my lucky stars.
I just had to break up my first chick fight. If it wasn't so violent it would be funny but it was surprisingly physical. One of the bigger BO/Welsummer crosses got into a squabble with it's smaller BO sibling. By the time I stepped in, the little BO was beating the snot out of it's larger sibling, with a beak full of neck feathers that it wasn't going to let go of. I separated them and they went right back at it again. I broke the little idiots up three times before they finally stopped. By that time the smallest of the two wanted out of the pen somehow thinking that one of the BO hens in the main pen was it's mother by the way it was acting. Aggie went to it twice but it kept squealing and running the fence line until it's adversary came over and gave it a hard peck on the head as if saying 'STOP IT!'. At that point I scooped the little one up, stuffed it inside my hoodie until it settled down and then shut the whole bunch back up in their nursery.
I have no idea what set off the confrontation but it was quite heated considering the tender age (4 wks) of the oponents.
Love mama watching them, she looks happy