7 month old pullet adopted my peeps

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 5acresandadream, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. 5acresandadream

    5acresandadream Out Of The Brooder

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    My 7 month old buff mix has taken it upon herself to care for the silkie/Leghorn peeps I recently added to my coop. They are 6 weeks old, its literally adorable. It was so heartwarming to see. She hasn't layed any eggs yet, but she's all broody to these new peeps. Could that be a sign that she will start laying soon?I checked her pelvic bones and they have widened considerably this past week.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

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    That is adorable, she probably is feeling maternal due to increasing hormones. She probably will go broody a lot too.
     
  3. 5acresandadream

    5acresandadream Out Of The Brooder

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    It was so cute! I had heard that some chickens will do thay, but ive never seen it beofre. The peeps are loving the attention, since they were hatched from my incubator and never had a momma. She is a keeper for sure, I look forward to her hatching out peeps for me instead of the pain in the butt incubator I have lol
     
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

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    Good broodies are always way better than incubators. I use my bantam to hatch all my eggs. It makes life easier.
     
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