1 month olds turning into Mother Hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mmajw, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    It is the funniest thing.
    I have 3 Polish and a Cochin that are about a month old. I picked up 5 Banty (2 week olds) from a fellow BYC member the other day and mixed them together in the brooder.

    The 5 banties were with mom until I took them and so it was really a new world to be with us.
    All went well and they blended great. I noticed that ever since I got them they have been laying and sleeping under the Polish and Cochin. It is truly funny to see the month olds take over as Mother Hens.

    I am trying to get a pic but everytime I try the step-mothers move the babies and I cant get a good pic of it.

    Just had to share, thought it was cute.. [​IMG]
  2. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

    May 25, 2008
    Keep trying for a picture. It sounds precious!
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    That is so cute. I think chicks just love being under something warm and fluffy. Just bring the hot chocolate!
  4. OrchardLnFarms

    OrchardLnFarms In the Brooder

    May 8, 2008
    Bernville, PA
    Aww that's great.

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