Friend's broody took in 3 week old chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hannalice, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. hannalice

    hannalice Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wanted to share... like a dummy, I didn't have my camera with me.

    I was brooding 5 Minorca chicks and 5 Ideal 236 chicks for a friend, along with my own birds. Said chicks started picking on my broiler chicks to the point of bloodying them, and after they started in on the second broiler, I sent them over to her house- she has an enclosed barn that stays quite warm, she put them in a horse stall with a heat lamp (3 week olds) and all was well. That was 2 days ago. I was a little worried about the little buggers, but when I came in to the barn today to do chores, I peeked into the stall they were in and there was her Cochin hen that had been broody (but unsuccessful) for quite a while! They were following her around, she was showing them food, they were hopping all over her... it was SO CUTE. They've now got a 10'x10' stall to chase each other around in, and a mommy!

    And now I want my own broody hen. Oy vey.
     
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    [​IMG] Wow never heard of that ! Cool ! [​IMG]
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats great news...... I am going to townshend VT get some 4 week old barred rock chicks this afternoon, and i have about 5+ broodies [​IMG]
     
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  4. hannalice

    hannalice Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:ROFL that's where those chicks are now! Gotta love how small this world is.
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    Quote:ROFL that's where those chicks are now! Gotta love how small this world is.

    [​IMG] Thats funny........out of all VT. I got them at riverbend feeds.......the big horse farm on rt 30 right on the newfane/townshend line.
     
  6. hannalice

    hannalice Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure, I drive past there every time I go to the barn, know the lady that owns the place personally. She's a good gal, I'd have gotten my birds from her if she'd had the breeds I wanted. Definitely worse places to buy chicks in this world! [​IMG]
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a hard time finding the place, then Roxy scared me half to death.....thought i was going to be dinner [​IMG]
    Do you know Roxy?
     
  8. hannalice

    hannalice Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL, yes, I do, rather well. I work at the vet clinic she goes to, she's had a hard time of it. You wouldn't think so to look at her (be threatened by her) now though! [​IMG]

    (We seem to be getting rather OT... not like it really matters, who's paying attention?? [​IMG] )
     
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am not sure what most of that meant........... [​IMG] Must be getting too late for me [​IMG]
    LOL
     

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