Baby chicken mama.... Nana the nanny cochin -

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mojo Chick'n, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Heya all - had to share for those who don't read the posts on Kentucky People, LOL.

    It has been cold here the last couple of nights, and I have some smallish jap pullets - I lost one to the cold, didn't get the heat lamp out there turned on soon enough (my bad) and I had one little pullet left (and three slightly larger japs). Well, the one pullet died last night about 11:30, and when I took her out, Nana, my bantam cochin pullet (who is only probably about 9 weeks) came over to snuggle with the baby that was left to keep it warm.

    Now, that baby survived the night and acted fine today, so I turned off the lamp during the evening for a bit because the coop got HOT inside, and I turned it back on when I closed the coop for the night. But I plugged in the wrong dang cord!!

    I didn't notice until about 9:30-ish. I went out to plug it in properly and couldn't find the baby jap. The three larger ones were all up on a shelf huddled up - but no baby.

    I finally found her - underneath Nana. LOL Nana had covered this baby almost completely with her own body to try to keep it warm. She is gonna make such a good mama!!

    I can't wait to see her with her own babies someday!!

    I turned the lamp back on and it ought to be heating up good in there, but it was just so darn cute I had to share with ya.

    Peace -
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  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    Awww, thats priceless! I posted on the KY people, but never read your posts. Thats amazing!

    She will be a great mom! You should take some pictures and post them. [​IMG]
  3. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:LOL Just went back out to check on that baby, and she is up and running around under the lamp - she is fine (I was worried, since I killed the other one). Nana is also under the lamp, trying to get the jap baby back down to go to sleep by pulling at it with her beak - trying to tuck it back underneath her, tee hee. [​IMG] she is peeping at the jap baby and standing under the lamp with this disgusted little cochin look on her face [​IMG] You can almost see her "hands" on her hips.

    I just laughed at Nana, and told her to wait til she has more than one to corral.

    I really LOVE that chicken - she's my fave.

    ETA - there are two Kentucky forum posts - one is just Kentucky, and one is Kentucky People - maybe we're posting on dif posts? .

    Peace -
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  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Is Nana a bantam or standard Cochin?
  5. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:She's a bantam - maybe a little bigger than the other little chick at the moment. More fluff, though, so she looks a lot bigger.

    She looks bigger in this pic than she really is, I was pretty close to her when I took this - she only stands about 4 or 5 inches tall right now.


    Peace -
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  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    awwww, how cute !!!!! She is so nice to help the baby stay warm.

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