Babies hatched the natural way

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by adorable, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are two mommies that are looking after the one baby so far. The other one was sitting on her eggs until she heard the other mom hatch out a baby before she did. So she decide that she wanted on the action to....It is really the cuties thing when it is done the natural way.
    Here is the two mommies
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    Here is the little baby. I am hopeing for more tomorrow.
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  2. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's adorable!
     
  3. Woods_Woman

    Woods_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2009
    Oregon Rain Forest
    Now thats just to cute. What good mommies.
     
  4. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 10 Mo Old RIR hen had 11 chicks in October, she was such a great mother. And motherhood changed her. I hand fed her that last 3 days of her confinement, and she will now come to me when I call her, and if she sees me she comes running.

    It is sooo fun to see the hens hatch chicks. One of life's greatest pleasures!!

    DonnaBelle
     
  5. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    That's my favorite way to hatch chicks, too. [​IMG]

    They're all just so happy! Chicks in an artificial brooder are so noisy, but a chick under it's mama is so quiet and happy.
     
  6. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cute! Last spring I had a bantam Cochin hatch 4 eggs and her sister helped set & raise the babies...they did such a good job. I never knew chickens would share mothering....like having your sister to help you when you have a baby.
     
  7. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww. I love broodies and babies! Too cute!
     
  8. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Olympia Washington
    My Broody Barred Rock hatched out 4 surrogate eggs I finally got for her after she sat in her nest for 2 months. Hatched out in October as well.

    She continued to sleep with those 4 happy and healthy chicks in the nest box until they were 6 wks old. She then desided to join the rest of the girls back on the roost at night.
     
  9. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like this way the best.But i still do incubate. Just cant help myself.[​IMG]..Pretty soon i will be order chicks from the hatchery. I am hopeing to controll myself. [​IMG]
     
  10. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey adorable, that is really adorable [​IMG] !
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