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determined to be a mother....finally a good outcome

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by janjan1, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. janjan1

    janjan1 Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Armuchee, GA
    I've had a little hen that has been determined to be a mother. She has sat for 44 days (two seperate sets of eggs) with no live chicks for her. Finally in despiration I went out and found her some babies to love as her own. I found 6 5 day old chicks and slid them under her last night while it was dark. This morning when I checked on her, I thought I noticed a big smile on her face, clucking to her new babies. I have them (hen & chicks) separated in a nice safe snuggly cage with plenty of room and food/water. The babies are every so happy and so is she. I will let the little family bond for a new more days before opening up the cage & let them out. By that time, she and they will have really bonded and should proceed to having a great life.
    The other hens have walked by and looked carefully before walking away shaking their heads & talking amung themselves about the sudden appearance of 6 babies. Personally I like to think they are envious of such beautiful healthy baby girls.

  2. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Songster

    May 5, 2011
    Kansas City, Missouri
    That's a sweet story! Such a nice thing you did for the little Mama. [​IMG]
  3. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chirping

    Jun 27, 2011
    Awe how precious. We want to see. lol

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