DH just took my chicks to put under broody**update** with pics!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by noodleroo, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I hope she accepts them. She hatched 5 chicks just 3 days after mine hatched in the incubator. That will make 11 chicks under her. She's a really good momma with hers....
     
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  2. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
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    Good luck! Let us know how it goes!
     
  3. bragabit

    bragabit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did it go?
     
  4. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
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    How's the Mama? Babies? Hope all is well??? [​IMG]
     
  5. Armageddon

    Armageddon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'de like to know how it goes too... I have 2 batam broodies with a total of 4 chicks....I would like to give them some (hatched the same day) but I am worried about giving them too many.
     
  6. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    It's Ok. He slipped them in last night and all were OK this morning. He has been letting them out to free range with the momma and she is taking really good care of them. If any other chicken gets close she whollops them. When I called in for a report this morning, DH said you can tell the new chicks; they don't know not to stand behind her when she scratches in the dirt yet...

    I'll go see for myself after work and report further; maybe a pic or two, too...
     
  7. Armageddon

    Armageddon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes!!! Definately pics!!![​IMG]
     
  8. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Everything is great! She is such a good momma. The other chickens got close and one took a investigative peck and momma was right there quick. We watched them play and then DH picked up the chicks, put them in the bucket (nest) and put it back in the coop. Momma went right in and settled down with them. So cute! Remember, she was a rescued hen that someone dumped off on our country road. Here a couple of pics:
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  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    What a sweet mommy. Glad it went well! Was her damage to her rear done before you got her? The other chickens don't bother it? I'm so glad she has you to rescue her.
     
  10. bragabit

    bragabit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her poor bummy what happened?---Cute mommy hen pics [​IMG]
     

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