Broody Mama!

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

  1. sclanimals

    sclanimals Songster

    May 31, 2007
    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 Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    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]
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2008

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