a devoted mother *PICS*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by austinhart123, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    about 7 weeks ago a white cochin of mine went broody right about the time i set 30 eggs in my bator, i gave her 10 of them and let the other 20 in the bator hatch there, about 24 hatched total and i gave them all to her to raise, due to space issues, i seperated er from her chicks and put the chicks in an outdoor brooder with a heat lamp, 3 weeks after that, we had terrible storms and the circut shorted and they had no heat, so on a whim, i placed the mother back with her chicks, i just checked on them and this is what i saw
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  2. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love broody hens. So much better than a bater.
     
  3. ljf24

    ljf24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet that's a headache keeping all those chicks happy.
     
  4. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
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    Awwwww.. That probbaly made her the happiest chicken in the world!! She's doing a great job!
     
  5. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    Quote:i know and the kids fighting over the blankets which are her arms lol
    she has 22 crammed under there
     
  6. ljf24

    ljf24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol. There's little heads sticking out from all directions.
     
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    She's such a good mommy, it's so neat how they just spread out and cover the young birds! She's looks just like my Show Off, the bantam with the long nails!
     
  8. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What sweet pictures! I'm sure you made her very happy, allowing her to care for those little babies! I love pictures of broody hens with their little ones.
     
  9. 8wishbonechicks

    8wishbonechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Awww..what a nice mommy hen! I'm glad she accepted all those cute babies. I'm hoping to do a Easter hatch but if one of my hens goes broody, I'm going to let her hatch them. Nice pictures!
     
  10. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    I don't ever think I have seen a chicken look that flat.
     

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