Cute little family

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CarriBrown, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Here is Tina and her adoptive babies. The eggs belonged to two other hens but she went broody and stole them!
    Papa Kip was leading momma and babies around the yard today, watching for UFOs (ie crows, airplanes, etc) and finding food. He wasn't too into a photo op, though!

    Last edited: Jul 19, 2007
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Great looking family![​IMG]
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    VERY CUTE!!! Just look at those feathered feet! Sweeeeeeeet!!!
  4. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Adorable! I also love those bellbottom feet!!
    Cuties! [​IMG]
  5. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    wow! tinas feathering is beautiful!
  6. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Very nice looking family there.
    Love those feet [​IMG]
    What breed is momma chicken?
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Momma is a bantam Partridge Cochin. I love their little feet! They look so cute running across the yard! [​IMG]
  8. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    so adorable!!! [​IMG]
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Oh, they are adorable! I remember the pictures of Tina with the babies and how you said she was being such a good mom. I'm glad you posted this update. What a sweet family.
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Thank you, everyone!
    Tina was born to be a mommy. This is her second clutch. She hatched four eggs and adopted 5 babies the first time she was a mom. She seems to like being a mom of TWO better than NINE! [​IMG] The nine were "booted out" at four weeks. Poor Tina had had it at that point. These little ones are almost five weeks and she still sleeps with them at night. She loves being a mom.
    Kip the roo loves being a dad, too. It's so funny... the four of them will tromp around the yard like a little family and Kip will find food for the babies. Kip loves all his ladies, but when Tina is around, he only has eyes for her. [​IMG]

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