Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by wilson95, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. wilson95

    wilson95 In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2009
    I AM SO HAPPY!!! i got 6 red star pullets from TSC on 04,12,09. (there chicks still but marked as pullets). i made them a little run out in the coop yesterday 04,17,09. this morning when i got up 04,18,09 there run was down on one side and the chicks were all huddled together in one corner of the coop and 5 BIG chickens inside there run eating food and what not. i chased them out of there and they looked cold. so i have a HUGE HUGE HUGE but light cochin standard hen. (she is all feathers). but shes warm so i put them under her. she was making weird noises like she was saying "what am i supposed to do with em". she hasn't pecked so i think this might be successful. am the weird thing is i put them under her in the daylight. I HOPE THEY CAN HAVE A MOMMY.

    P.S - in the chick pictures they where in my room. i moved them outside because i was getting sick.(stuffy nose and coughing).

    here is the chicks:



    and here is there momma:


    thanks for reading.

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009

  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Wow that's a big girl! I hope she keeps them![​IMG] Poor things are too little to be outside alone![​IMG]
  3. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    oh I hope it works for you .. keep an eye on the momma .. I had my cochin broody forever and all her eggs exploded... so i put chicks under her and she did good for two days and on the third day she killed them [​IMG] I kicked her out of her broody pen and suck her back with the others..

    eta: I just loved cochins.. and yours is gorgeous..
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    What a beautiful hen!!! She is just lovely! [​IMG] Sweet babies too [​IMG]

  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    cute little babies you've got there. Momma hen is just gorgeous!
  6. wilson95

    wilson95 In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2009

    thanks everyone. [​IMG] she didnt keep them. [​IMG] i went out to check on her but she had kicked the babies out. ill try some other hens.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  7. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    In the mean time, I hope you have a heat lamp for them to huddle under when they get chilly... Good luck

  8. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    that is a lovely bird and some lovely chicks! good luck with them!!
  9. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    They're really little yet, could you keep them in a brooder box in a garage, basement or back porch where they could have access to a heat lamp?

  10. wilson95

    wilson95 In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2009
    my coop is insulated and has 3 red 400 watt bulds. :]

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