Hen refuses to give up chicks !!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KathyTingler, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. KathyTingler

    KathyTingler Just Hatched

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    Ok put 6 week old baby bantams n chicken house and only had two hens so I figured it would be ok the babies would be ok .that the there would be a little bit of pecking and then they would be fine . Well that did happen but then I realized that Scream my Americana had up and decided that they were all hers ! Big Girl my Mass Barred Rck could care less . Ok fine and dandy ..... now four months later she is still being mommy ! The Cochin Bantams r full grown ( gave four baby roos away kept two) and have ten girls . Roos r crowing and girls are getting a little red to face . They r about a third to maybe half her size and I thnk she thinks that they r still babies !!! What do I do ??? Help !!!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Why do anything? Sounds as if all is fine in the flock.
     
  4. [​IMG] I don't see why that matters... Just let it be!
     
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  5. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    It must make a funny sight :). But I suspect a time will come when the "babies" have had enough and will make that clear to her all by themselves :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Just think what a good grandmama she will be when these chicks have babies of their own.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! What everybody else said, they'll sort themselves out eventually.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I don't see any problem with that. Good luck to you.
     

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