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Hen and her 16 chicks

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by BlackBart, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

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    Mother Hen (a cross) and 15 of her 16 chicks. She had a nest hidden in the bush and one day she walked out with 16 bumblebee sized chicks in tow. She was sitting on 18 eggs.
    I knew she was laying eggs in that area but I couldn't find her.
    From the looks of the chicks the Father must be the SG Dorking.
     

  2. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Crowing

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    That's a GREAT photos. Great story too.
     
  3. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Crowing

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    Aww, how sweet! Is the hen yours? Are you gonna keep the babies?
     
  4. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

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    Yup the Hen is mine across of a Welsumer and a Brahma, going to keep the babies. I think half are Roosters. They will have to go away.
    She is a good Mother, very protective. The chicks are wary of humans but pretty sure that will change when they get older
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  5. memphis

    memphis Crowing

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    Way to cute!
     
  6. Nike

    Nike Young&Beautiful

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    that is awesome! what a good mama!
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Wow that is a nice chicken family!
     

  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    At first glance I thought she was sitting with a flock of pigeons! Wow! That's a lot of chicks!
     

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