3 chicks - 6 hens - photo added

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lishah2000, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. lishah2000

    lishah2000 Songster

    I gave eggs to two hens. Three chicks hatched and now six hens are taking care of those three babies. Two of the hens were not even broody!

    It's pretty funny to watch. Most of the hens in that run were raised by three of the hens so when they call the babies. everyone comes running. Poor roosters are just staying out of the way.

    Got all but one in the picture. The black one in the middle, isn't one of the six, but she came for the food.


    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    That's great! We would love love love to see pics!
  3. KBUGS

    KBUGS In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    So cute! I love watching chickens do their thing.

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