Doesn't it figure?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stubbornhill, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On Monday we just got our "box-o-chix" from McMurray Hatchery. All are doing very well and are lively and vibrant! Well wouldn't you know...but I think that I have a broody Austrolorp!

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    Last night when I went to shut everyone in. She was not on the roosting poles like normal, but in a nesting box. This morning...same thing. Still there, flattened right out! If she is still there when I get home, I will mark all of todays eggs and let her have them. Who knows?

    You can never have too many chickens right! [​IMG]
     
  2. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute! Are they Australorps? I have received chicks fro MMM two times now and some of them were Australorps. They look so pretty in the sunshine.
     
  3. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe slip those chicks under her and let her take care of them.
     
  4. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks are Austrolorps. I think they are real pretty too goldnchocolate. Butch, If I knew for sure that she would take care of them I would slip a few under her. But with 13 other hens and a roo in the hen house I just don't quite dare to. My brooders are both being used, so I can't relocate her to see if she would.
     

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