Baby Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FeatheryFriend5, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. FeatheryFriend5

    FeatheryFriend5 In the Brooder

    Dec 4, 2014
    Good Morning to the Backyard Chicken Community!

    Yesterday I placed eight-day-old chicks under the Wyandotte Hen (Ms. Pickles) and I was just wondering, will I be required to show the chicks where the food/water are, or will Ms. Pickles show/teach them?
    Sorry to ask but this is my first time ^^

    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016

  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

    Sep 25, 2015
    Yes she will.
  3. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    There is so much a broody mama hen will teach her chicks, it's enough to make us human "broody mamas" feel completely inadequate.

    Watch your broody chatter away at her brood. They hang on her every utterance, follow her orders to "eat this!" and "eat it now!" They will glue themselves to her side and run around with her as if adhering to a magnet. Watch her throw her weight around with the rest of the flock, daring them to get anywhere near her chicks, or she'll pulverize any bullies.

    There's literally nothing you need to do. The broody does it all. Enjoy the show.

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