Cuddling

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LOVEIGEE, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. LOVEIGEE

    LOVEIGEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really know how to ask this, but is there anything safe I can put in brooder for the chicks to cuddle up to. Kind of like a mother hen?
     
  2. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    My chicks usually cuddle each other - but you could put a stuff fuzzy doll or a feather duster in there.
     
  3. LOVEIGEE

    LOVEIGEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks bobbieschick......they are cuddling each other....I just got them today.......I know it's stupid, but I feel so bad they will never know what it would feel like to have a mother hen.......I have stuffed animals.....I'll try to find one safe for them to get up under and cuddle......Sorry....I know it's stupid.....
     
  4. petejd

    petejd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't be afraid of asking any question. I'm new to chickens, and I have ask all kinds of questions. Everyone here was "new" at one time. Enjoy your new additions..
     
  5. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    It's not stupid! I didn't know they cuddle each other until I had my first clutch. They are so cute at night they'll stretch out and look like they are dead - it's so funny to watch. Here are my eight at 2 week old in their brooder.

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  6. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, mostly each other. If you do add anything else, make sure it's CLEAN! [​IMG]
     
  7. LOVEIGEE

    LOVEIGEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love ya'll so much.......this is the greatest website ever! No question to stupid.....
     
  8. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't stupid at all, especially once you've seen a Mama with her babies -- clucking about the good food she's found, standing up to bigger girls, covering them with her wings on a roost... the dearest thing ever,

    However, in lieu of a real mama it is good for them to bond to one another -- reduces later problems in the coop.

    Congratulations on your lovely new chicks. What did you get?

    Jenny
     
  9. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute babies.... I like your avatar pic of the SIlver Laced I want to get some of those next. Are they nice and calmi
     
  10. LOVEIGEE

    LOVEIGEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 1-buff, 1-dominique, and 2-new hampshires......to add to flock......and yes.....my wyandottes are very sweet and beautiful! You will love them. Thank you for all your answers....I swear if I could I'd pack my big butt in the brooder and cuddle up with them.....must be a girl thing.........Love ya'll
     

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