Bantams are GREAT at Co-Parenting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bedste, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look so funny with their HUGE RIR young Roos
     
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  2. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute!
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Very sweet. I love the look on the rooster's face in the first picture!
     
  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful bantams. What breed are they?
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    So adorable. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very good bantams! such a sweet story. they are good parents to any chick that hatches.
     
  7. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A DF gave me the pair and I have no idea what kind they are. He is our main Roo over 26 pullets and 2 hens. I put 5 RIR eggs under Juliet the bantam hen when she was broody. She did a great job of keeping all the eggs warm. I broke one of her eggs when I was attempting to candle them, and one was a dud....the other three hatched and were cockerals. They did a fine job of teaching them to scratch and fly up high to roost and they were a lot of fun to watch. As the RIR "triplets" became larger and larger, it was quite funny to sit and watch them obey their parents and go to bed when told and come and see the worm dad caught when called..... It was very sweet to see.

    You can look at the website and go through the older posts to see James and Juliet and their adopted RIR triplets.
     
  8. midnitesun

    midnitesun Out Of The Brooder

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    That's too cute... WTG
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  9. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Awwwww... so cute!
     

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