broody chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by utjuice, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. utjuice

    utjuice New Egg

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    We have two 4 week old silkies and we just introduced five new day old chicks. They are 2 americana, 2 welsummers, and 1 maran. One of our silkies has gone really motherly towards the towards the 3 smallest, the americanas and one of the welsummers. She scatches out a nest and letsthe 3 little girls sit under her. The other silkie is pretty indifferent towards the new ones. Has anyone seen this type of behavior? We are hoping that both silkies are hens but are still wondering if either are. They are pretty massive in size compared to the others. Let us know what you all think----
     
  2. tommysgirl

    tommysgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like a photo op. [​IMG]
     
  3. gcbsmommy

    gcbsmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    X2!
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    that sounds cute- I got a little silky with some new baby chicks from a feed store, she was older, and nobody adopted her because she had poo on her wing and wasn't little and cute anymore. but she never bothered the other chicks who quickly out grew her.

    I had 2 chicks (a roo, and a hen) I hatched out once they were about 4 weeks old, and they were lonely, I went to a farm and got to new born EE banties, and the older chicks were so happy to see other chicks. The roo laid on his belly so he would be the same size as the new chicks. soo cute! her is his pic:


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  5. utjuice

    utjuice New Egg

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    That sounds really fun. This is our first time with chicks so we are learning on the fly. I will take a picture of it in the morning to show you all. Aren't EE the cutest of the bunch? They are little balls of fluff with their muffs and all.
     

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