Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by NannaKathy, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. NannaKathy

    NannaKathy New Egg

    Jul 8, 2015
    Hi all
    Has anyone ever experianced this behaviour in their chickens ?
    Mamma hatched 5 out of 5 fertile eggs lovely chicks a bit of a mixed bunch decided not to seperate them from the other 7 girls i have
    Well all the girls are helping with raising them !!!they are all making mamma noises they are all cozying up with the babies 4 weeks old now the little ones do spend most of the time with mum but if shes busy they go to one of the others is this normal ?
    Dont mind of course but it is funny
  2. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2010
    Some breeds of chickens can much more mothering than others and may have wanted chicks of there own and don't mine sharing. This doesn't happen often but it's not something new, I'm glad everyone is healthy and happy.
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