Broodies are fired

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pbjmaker, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    My two silkies left 7/8 of their chicks outside in the dark. They aren't smart enough to teach them to use the ramp apparently (it's not even a big ramp)

    I just got home and could hear them cheeping for their moms from the street.

    My other hens have taught their babies to use the ramp even if it took all evening showing them how to go up it.

    I will seriously consider not letting them have chicks again.
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Are the chicks okay? So sorry to hear about that!
     
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Yep they are fine. They came running to me when I shined a flashlight on them. I have to wonder if it got dark sooner than they could get them in so they just didn't know what to do. The chicks at least were all hiding under the coop.
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad they are ok.
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I was worried! Good thing they are all right! I thought Silkies were supposed to be GOOD moms though.
     

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