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Do your 8-week-old chicks do this?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bawkbawkbawk, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. chicken-whisperer

    chicken-whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Loved you pictures. I have a little white Silkie broody hen that hatches my Black Copper Marans eggs and the chicks want to get under her when they are bigger than she is. [​IMG]
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Hilarious!

    My silly EE cockerel was NOT raised by a broody but he was raised with a few pullets that were two weeks older. He chose the largest one and started trying to get under her. I was still seeing this behavior from him at 12 weeks even though he was pretty much the same size as they were by then! [​IMG]
     
  4. tiny529

    tiny529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *laugh* That is too funny! One of my EE's seems to instinctively miss being under a Momma, even though she's never been. Even tonight, she kept trying to push her head under her same aged (all 7 weeks) flock-mates. This particular EE also likes to burrow in my hair, which I haven't let her do at all since she moved out to the coop.
     
  5. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Tiny - my Belgian Mille Fleur D'Uccle chick was trying to get under the Black Copper Marans tonight - same thing!

    Here was tonight's ultimate line-up: my BO is rueing the day she went broody!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. SilkieSerenade

    SilkieSerenade Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my full grown EE hens still tries to get underneath my darling little Silkie at night. Even though she's twice the poor things size. [​IMG]
     
  7. shepan2

    shepan2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Soooo cute!
     
  8. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicken coop
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    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011
  9. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I have 9 week old silkie chicks that still sleep under and ontop of Momma silkie. [​IMG]
     
  10. bogwitch

    bogwitch Out Of The Brooder

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    That is the cutest, funniest thing I have seen in awhile. I have children but I am not super maternal, so I can relate to poor Hope.[​IMG]
     

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