Mama Broody teaching 3 day olds (pic heavy!)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hoping4better, May 29, 2011.

  1. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With warm weather the momma is more than happy to take her babies out. Makes me nervous! BUT, VERY cute.

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    Hope you enjoyed them. I'm amazed she is willing to take them out soooo young.
     
  2. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute...but that one hen can not be the mother to all those different chicks??? How many are there allthogether?
     
  3. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 9 chicks. I don't think any of the eggs were laid by her. 8 of them were laid by my green-egger.
     
  4. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    How adorable!!! A mama chicken with her babies has to be one of the cutest things on the face of the earth!

    Our mama took her three babies out for forage training just one day after we slipped them under her. They are now 2 1/2 weeks old and foraging all over the yard with her for a majority of the day. It is sure a lot easier letting a mama raise them than it is raising them in a brooder. I have eight 7-10 week olds that are still in the house during the night and in the enclosed run during the day. I am so ready for them to free range but don't trust them to come into the run/coop by themselves plus don't trust our older flock of 7 hens. Mama and her babies free range with the older ones and no one messes with the babies or they get jumped on by Precious. She teaches them, protects them, and integrates them into the flock! It is so much easier!
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They are precious [​IMG] my broodies chicks are big kids now. Im missing the cute fuzzy wuzzy days. Thanks for letting me relive them [​IMG]
     
  6. lebentier

    lebentier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so precious!
     
  7. Lyssa

    Lyssa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What fun!! I want some cute fuzzy wuzzies!
     
  8. srfjeld

    srfjeld Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMgarsh!!! Those are the cutest pics ever! Thank you for posting.
     
  9. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWWWWWW!!!!!! They are ADORABLE!!!
     
  10. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are just adorable!!!! [​IMG] I'd love to have a broody mama raise some little peepers next spring. [​IMG]
     

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