Easter egger mommy???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Kate, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Chicken Kate

    Chicken Kate Chirping

    So here is my deal.someone dropped a silkie Rooster (white and stunning) a swedish flower, Cali White and an easter egger into my coop. We dont know who did it or why...i do know that the egger has crooked messed up toes , she is picked on badly, so she free ranges all day and at night, i used to put her back into the coop. Today i saw how bad of an idea that is. So i placed her in the barn with my brooder boxes .She jumped into the one with the week to two week old babies. I had a heat lamp on them and still do. But i know they are under her. My question is, do i just move the brooder box further away from the heat lamp, or do i leave it? She is not laying yet btw so this is random and sweet, but i dont want her over heating ..or the babies over heating.
     
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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Some one just dumped them there? I would separate them to make sure they are healthy.
     
  3. Chicken Kate

    Chicken Kate Chirping

    Yes they did. I did seperate them, so far all are fine, young and not yet laying..the roo, im sure is a year or close to it. I was shocked...and even better was that my brahama boys are fine with the silkie Rooster...not one fight. Yaaay.
     
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  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Brahmas cockerels and roosters are very tolerant of other cockerels or roosters and can live peacefully.
     
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  5. Chicken Kate

    Chicken Kate Chirping

    Ahhhhh see that? Another reason to love my Brahama's. i didnt know that, so thank you. I know that my Orp roo would not have been as happy lol.
    I dont understand why someone would just drop their chickens at some one elses coop, but i sure am glad they chose me. i just hope my Egger keeps being such a great mommy.
     

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  6. Rachealx4

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    Awww... what an incredibly sweet picture:love
     
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  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    Too late now. As soon as those chickens were put in the coop, all the other chickens were exposed to whatever those may have had.
     
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  8. Chicken Kate

    Chicken Kate Chirping

    Thank you. I love that one of her. She is such a sweetie.
     
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  9. Chicken Kate

    Chicken Kate Chirping

    Oh great..well, now all i have left is to pray that none of them are sick. I really don't know why some one would do this. Still better then them getting killed, i suppose.
     
  10. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    I've had the same thing happen here. I didn't have any problems. How long ago did they show up?
     
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