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broody silkie with broiler chicks (pic)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickiepooh, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. chickiepooh

    chickiepooh In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2007
    Otsego, Minnesota
    I just bought a half dozen broiler chicks from the local farm store... they always have a huge variety of chicks, duckling, goslings, turkey and pheasant chicks on hand. It is a great place in Anoka, MN for anyone in this area.

    I thought maybe one of my broody silkies might take to these babies. Sure enough... as soon as I put her in with them she started tucking them all under her wings! Cute!
  2. Sunshine Hen

    Sunshine Hen In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2007
    Stamford, CT
    how cute [​IMG]

    Are you going to eat the chicks when they're older? Won't that upset your silke?
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    A good brooding silkie will mother anything. Had a woodpecker fall from a nest and placed it under a silkie hen, she raised it like it was her own. Even after it was able to fly off, it would come back to visit it's step- mom.
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    panner123, That story was so sweet!!! We are very luck to have witnessed such a thing as a mother hen adopting a baby woodpecker. Wonderful things like that just make my heart smile.[​IMG]

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