Happy Mother's Day to Broody Sunny-She Did It!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by speckledhen, May 13, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    She hatched two perfect Barred Rock babies for me this morning! They are from my hen Lexie and rooster Hawkeye. I have their two week old sibling in the nursery coop with my three week olds next to her broody pen. Here are the two babies:
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Awwww....Happy Mothers Day Sunny!! Way to go! the babies are gorgeous![​IMG]
  3. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    OH, they are so cute, and doesn't Momma look proud?!
    Way to go, and Happy Mom's Day!
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    [​IMG] What a good momma! She looks like my Chicken Hawk!
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Awwwww, she is so beautifull! What a great momma! Congrats!
  6. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    [​IMG] Oh they are so cute, congrats !!![​IMG]
    Is Sunny a Buff Orp? They are the best mothers. I just love to watch a mama hen & chics. [​IMG]
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yep, she's a Buff Orpington. I have another one the same age, a year and a half old, but she has never gone broody. This is Sunny's second broody session. I think I mentioned before that she almost died the first time sitting on air.
    She just took the babies outside at 2 days old yesterday-she really wanted out of the broody pen, to stretch her legs some, I think. And she wants to mother the almost-month-old chicks in the nursery nextdoor to her pen so badly. Bet she'd take them all, if I let her.
    Last edited: May 16, 2007

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