9 week old sitting on 3 and 5 week old chicks.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Zahboo, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    My japanese pullet Streamer is nesting ontop of Delilah, Alice and Dizzy. They three are younger and will sit down, not under the light, but close. They sleep together but will not remain huddled too long. Streamer goes and nestles herself ontop of them and poofs out her wings, covering them. They situate themselves and sleep. She looks like a momma hen over babies. Is this normal?
  2. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    [​IMG] she wants to be a momma!!! how cute can you post a photo?
  3. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    Same sort of thing happened here last night. I have 4 EE's and 4 Silkies that are about 6 weeks old and one of the EE's sits on top of my silkies and fluffs up. The silkies are so much smaller than she is and I think she is trying to take care of them. It really is cute.
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I need to get a better camera you can't tell anything by pics with this old cheap thing! I will try to get battries and do my best though.

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