Broody BLRW and new "adopted" chick

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KristyAz, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Songster

    Jan 29, 2011
    Mishawaka, Indiana
    I have a hen who has stayed broody for several weeks despite taking all eggs that ended up under her. I felt sorry for her and decided while buying feed today to sneak a baby under her. I picked up a Black Australorp about 2 weeks old and slipped it under her. I think it worked! She is being protective of her and baby is under mama's wing or even on her back. It did my heart good.

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    They look so cute together. Good job [​IMG]

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