Broody gone bad....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Camelot Farms, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

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    OK...Harriet (18mo old silkie) tried to brood all summer. She would brood a bit, give up, brood a bit, bail out. But fortunately there was always another chicken somewhere brooding and I could just put her give-ups under there and save them. Well, in the beginning of November, I see her brooding again. Considering her p-poor brooding record, I didnt think much of it figuring she would bail and I would just have to discard the eggs since it IS winter.
    Well, 21 days later she hatches out one of her own babies and a MFC. I am waaaaaay impressed at that point....

    ...however, today (3 weeks later) I drop into the barn and find her chicks shivering and quivering while mama is up on a box snuggled with her barn-mates.

    So now I have chicks in the house. I SWORE I wouldnt have chicks in the house. No dust, no smell, no CHICKS.

    *sigh*
     
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    Wow.

    Just wow. I don't know how I would react, honestly....
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, maaaan. I'm sorry to hear that!

    The saving grace is that three-week chicks won't need as MUCH time in the house.... Oh, and you will be able to gentle them a bit more, with your frequent contact, unlike chicks raised wholly by a hen.

    ....just tryin' to put a good spin on it....
     

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