Check out baby and mom pics - Can you believe the mom is a leghorn?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stefmech, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. stefmech

    stefmech Out Of The Brooder

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    Lucy my brown leghorn went broody, so I slipped some fertilized eggs I got from craigslist under her. They are EEXRIR and EEXBL mixes. On day 19 I had my first pip. The next morning I had 5 chicks. This is my fist hatch. I have had so much fun watching mom teach the babies how to eat and drink. It was so cute, mom was cleaning her feathers while all the chicks watched. Then they all started to do the same thing. How sweet![​IMG]

    She is a great mother - the only thing is that she is not very people friendly. She doesn't let me get too close to the chicks.

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    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  2. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're beautiful! I really like the first pic of mama and baby.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Awwwwww. I love pics of mom and babies too!
     
  4. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    Wow a leghorn too!!! That is unusual.
     
  5. stefmech

    stefmech Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I know - of all my chickens, she is the one who went broody. I guess chickens don't know the statistics:lol:
     

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