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

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    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.



  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

    Feb 17, 2009
    how cute... wish some of mine would go broody soon
  5. barefootchef

    barefootchef Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 7, 2009
    N.E. Georgia
    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
    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
  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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