Chicken Little is so good...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by edster951, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read in an online auction site about someone giving away two light sussex chicks (roos), 4 weeks old.

    Hey...they same age as mine, and no incest. No interbreeding.

    I got them home, let chicken little and her 10 chicks out for a feed and dropped the new roos out of the box.

    They mixed in immediately. They did look around for thier mom, cheeping a bit, but my chicks ignored them.

    Chicken Little looked sideways at them, as if to say, "My you've grown".

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    The two in the front..

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    After 30 minutes I put them back into thier run and watched them again until they ALL went to bed.

    Top middle, and on the roost.

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    Standing on Chicken Little, "Are you my new mommy?"

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    This morning all are eating and wandering around as if they have always been part of the flock.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2007
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Momma hens make it the easiest to integrate!
     
  3. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like broody mother hens!

    Is there any other breed that is broody aside from silkies? [​IMG]
     
  4. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:My Maran has gone broody twice in 8 months.
     
  5. Mac

    Mac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantam cochin has been broody for two months. Just this week she stopped. Finally. Hopefully thats the end of it for a while.

    Mac
     
  6. IHeartChickens

    IHeartChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww. Those pics are so sweet! I'm glad the mixing went so well. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder....when do hens get broody?

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm........... [​IMG]
     
  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
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    As a kid, my mom had a banty who was so broody that she would collect rocks and sit on them! [​IMG]
     
  9. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    renovated thier coup for them so I could move it around like a tractor.

    She sat patiently waiting.

    One of the new adopted roos is seen in the front under her wing.

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  10. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my serama pullet go broody for about a week. She has not laid any eggs yet, but she went broody, go figure. Also, I find that bantam cochins go broody very well*tis how I always won w/ my buff hen, she was always broody so her boots were in perfect condition*. Also, my D'uccle broods a lot. And she is very defensive. I can deal with her, but she attacks my stepmom's hand whenever she comes near and she's brooding. It's hilarious.
     

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