Found My Broody banty last night/pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Southerngirl, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meet Josephine my little black japanese bantam. She is around 6 years old and has tried to go broody twice this year, but at the time I did not let her. She had been missing for a few days and anyone who owns a banty hen knows what this means. Sure enough a couple of days ago she comes running up the house, wings spread, clucking, clucking, clucking. I still could not find her nest. Last night the banty roos were hanging around my husbands shed just talking away. I walked in and under some old feed sacks I saw pieces of egg shell. She sure showed me. She is the proud momma of 8 babies. A dark cornish hen had been laying here too. 1 is a pure dark cornish, 5 are dark cornish/jap banty mixes and 2 are jap bantam. I put her in a dog carrier (these are great !) until they are a few days old then I will move her to her own chicken tractor.

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  2. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congradulations! How adorable.[​IMG]
     
  3. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    How cute they are! Such a sneaky little hen!!
     
  4. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how cute... wish some of mine would go broody soon
     
  5. barefootchef

    barefootchef Out Of The Brooder

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    That is just priceless! My Harriet (OEG Fawn Duckwing Bantam) decided to go broody and I gave her 3 eggs I was saving to put in a neighbors incubator. She is also in a small dog carrier and yes, they are awesome for this. She has 9 days to go and I am hoping she does as well as your precious Josephine. Keep us updated with pics, please!
     
  6. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    How precious!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] You must be thrilled [​IMG]
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    How sweet! Don't ya just love to see momma and her precious babies? [​IMG]
     
  8. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats on those baby's, [​IMG]
     
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Congrats!!!!
     
  10. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    She sure did show you!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] So cute. I love broodys and thier chicks. I always use a dog carrier. I just keep buying them at garage sales.
     

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