chick's "mama" instinct

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by granmahen, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. granmahen

    granmahen Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Bakersfield, CA
    Have to tell about latest two chicks we bought. Feed store only had a few chicks left, some day old brown leghorns and some 4 week old delawares. A delaware had hopped into the leghorn's area and was living comfortably with the little ones. We picked out a leghorn and the delaware. At home each time we reach in, the delaware protects the leghorn and at night the little one sleeps up against the delaware's back with the delaware's wing over it like a blanket. Nothing showing but a little brown head. Absolutely darling.[​IMG]
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    thats to cute they will grow up to be close
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    You should post a pic of that !!! Sounds so cute !!!!
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Please post a pic. Would love to see them. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. i wanna see too it sounds adorable!!!
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I had a 2 month old Crele bantam cockerel that would do that with a month old chick who lost her mama. Even after he is able to fly up to the rafters and roost with the other chickens, he still sits on top of the nests, so Nugget can snuggle with him. Very sweet. They surpirse us at times, don't they?

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