Being raised by a bantam!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Janah, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Janah

    Janah Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four Guinea chicks. They have been raised by a Pekin bantam hen. All has gone well so far though she has been alarmed by their insistance on flying to the highest point to roost at night. She has managed to keep at least two at ground level.

    They are kept in a 12' x 12' horse stable. My husband has solved the problem by putting a branch up to the rafters and she now climbs all the way to the top and they look so cute as she insists on wrapping her wings round the two she can reach!

    Jane
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Aww, you gotta get a picture of that!
     
  3. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's sounds awesome!!

    I'm sure you will enjoy it here as much as me


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  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I'd love to see a pic. of that too! [​IMG] Bet those chicks will outgrow "mama" lickety-split...
     
  5. specklesmom

    specklesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet your poor little hen is anxious and worried that her babies have some sort of behavioral problem! Pictures would be such fun!
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have the opposite, I have a Guinea hen that hatched out 3 bantam chicks. When she talks to them they look at her like "what?, ok I'll just follow you". [​IMG]
     
  7. scottfarm

    scottfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome To A Mixed Family.hahaha.. It All Works Out In The End Thou... Yes We Love To See Pictures On Here, Welcome..
     
  8. Janah

    Janah Out Of The Brooder

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    Haven't managed to grt a pic of the bantam with her wings around her 'babies' But you can see the heights she has gone to to look after them!
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh MY! She IS determined!

    Be glad she didn't raise ducklings that want to go swimming..... [​IMG]
     
  10. Janah

    Janah Out Of The Brooder

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    I really do feel that she has taken motherhood to whole new levels. She really gets very concerned when they fly off. She has real trouble that they are so flighty! You can really hear her saying that the last brood were so much better behaved, (they were bantams).

    Jane
     

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