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Mama hen teaching chicks to scratch

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rooster-red, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    If you've never watched a Mama hen theaching her babies to scratch for food, it is just precious!

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  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

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  3. Pinenot

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    We had the pleasure of wathing this last summer and it is incredible to watch their bonding.

    Do you think that the moms are color blind?
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    They are definately color blind.

    This one would fight to the death over the barred rock baby, which clearly isn't related.
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Awww RR those are so sweet... what a good mom!
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    I want a broody hen but mine arnt even old enough to lay yet.

    Henry
     
  7. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Too cute! Don't you just love watching them?? It's also funny when they feel the need to protect their chicks. They round up their chicks and puff all up. . . I sure wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of a mad mama hen!!! LOL

    Lori
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Ah, there's my sweet Iris! She's such a beauty and looks like a wonderful mother, Lee. I'm jealous. Guess I sold the wrong girl, LOL. Isnt it the best?
     

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