Chicken Babysits Broody's Nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hedwig Chicken, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Hedwig Chicken

    Hedwig Chicken Songster

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    there is a chick now...

    that went fast!

    Ginny is our first broody

    She is doing a very good job!
     
  2. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chicken OBSESSED

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    Yay! Congrats!! Do you have any pictures of the chick that hatched?
     
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  3. Hedwig Chicken

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    I wish. but it is very cold outside: -25°C. The chick is still wet and stays hidden under mommy's backside.

    There is another one coming!
     
  4. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    Congrats! Is there anyway to separate broody and her chicks/eggs from your other chickens while the chicks are hatching? Even though nuggest hasn't done anything I wouldn't trust her sitting on hatching chicks.. That is if Ginny gets off the nest which really she shouldn't while chicks are hatching... Good luck with the hatch~ Fingers crossed all 8 will hatch ;)
     
  5. Hedwig Chicken

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    Yes, I did.
    I put a vine fence holder around her just in case. They can still see each other.
     
  6. Hedwig Chicken

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    Here:
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    There is two chicks now!
     
  7. JMotuzick

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    Yay!!! Hatching day:pop we love photos!!
     
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  8. Hedwig Chicken

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    I'll try to take pictures this afternoon
     
  9. Congrats on your babies! What a good mama :love:love
     
  10. Hedwig Chicken

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    Thank you! She sure is! It's her first time being Broody and my first time with a broody hen.

    This is so "egg"citing. heh heh heh...
     

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