Broody Mama!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sclanimals, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. sclanimals

    sclanimals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of our Buff Orpington hens just became mama to two 8 week old RIR chicks that we ordered from a hatchery. We couldn't find them until we looked under this hen and there they were, snuggled up under her. Is it normal for a hen to adopt chicks so old???
     
  2. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I had a buff orpington she was so very sweet and loving. This breed seems to be the ultimate mama. I went out one night to fill waters etc and found my orp with her wings covering two bramahs who were over 3 months old. So I feel it is normal.[​IMG]
     
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