Lost my broody

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JulieNKC, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I lost my BO broody last night. [​IMG] The chicks had 2 mommas, but the silkie decided the chicks were big enough and rejoined the flock last night. The BO was determined to keep being a momma. They stayed at night in an old rabbit hutch. My rabbits lived there for 14 years, never lost one to a predator so I figured it was safe. Went this morning to let them out and the momma was gone, although all the chicks are still here. Guess they are moving to the coop tonight whether they like it or not, and I am moving the trap tonight. I've caught 2 coons and a possum in the last few weeks, guess I'm not done catching chicken killers yet. [​IMG]
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry to read of the momma loss. Hope the chicks will be ok.
     
  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thank you, they are about 7 weeks old so should be fine. They are all hanging out with the flock today, and no one is picking on them so far. They have been free ranging all together during the day, just sleeping seperate at night.
     

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