LOL Broody hen 7 week chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by growinupinfl, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks were hatched the first weekend of November, and Momma thinks they all still fit under her... I guess at some point they will stop trying to crawl under her.. She has 11 chicks total under her in that picture.

    Christal
     
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  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL so cute! My pigeon Ma still lets her favourite baby sleep under her at night. (15 weeks). For the others......it's an occupational hazard going near her!

    ETA: My proud ma:
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    and yeah, she's in the chicken coop [​IMG]
     
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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Too adorable! She's certainly trying her best to cover them all!
     
  4. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG, what a good Mom! Both of them. In the second picture are they baby chicks or pigeons? I don't want to feel dumb but I have to ask...... lol.
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not at all a dumb question.[​IMG] They're baby silkies. Pigeons at this age are unfeathered and need to be regurgitated food from their parents. Case in point: this pigeon was hatched under an african ringneck dove [​IMG] We're big on surrogates where we live [​IMG]
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Not at all a dumb question.[​IMG] They're baby silkies. Pigeons at this age are unfeathered and need to be regurgitated food from their parents. Case in point: this pigeon was hatched under an african ringneck dove [​IMG] We're big on surrogates where we live [​IMG]

    A pigeon can hatch out chicken eggs? Wow, interesting! She's a beautiful pigeon.
     
  7. teenchik

    teenchik Out Of The Brooder

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    lAhhh how cute
     
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  8. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so funny, The poor chicks kept falling off trying to get under her.

    So I am going to be the enabler to help prevent empty nest syndrome I will give her a bigger nest box for her an the chicks. I guess it is a good thing I already gave away nine chicks. She would be having a big problem then [​IMG] . If it gets to the point she is trying to crawl on the chicks because they are full grown I guess I will have to figure out something else... LOL

    Christal
     
  9. HenPecked_bychildren

    HenPecked_bychildren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cute! After our Mama started roosting again at night her chicks sat under their Daddy. No joke. He didn't roost anymore(fat lazy man) and they sat under him. The cutest thing ever.
     

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