Midwife?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GrannySue, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. GrannySue

    GrannySue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Old Granny, my retired ISA brown who has never gone broody in her life, has decided to sit with Buffy. Buffy is sitting on 4 duck eggs. Granny has been sitting with her since early this morning.
    Edit: Forgot to mention that the eggs are due to hatch any day now.

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    Last edited: Jul 30, 2010
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    That's is so adorable! They're BFFs! Awwwwwwww!

    Thank you for sharing the photo. It makes me feel warm and happy.
     
  3. GrannySue

    GrannySue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Granny must have known something was up. A duckling hatched this afternoon!
    Buffy was definitely not interested and pushed it away so it's all by itself in a brooder now.
     
  4. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    That's so cute! Good job, Old Granny!! Looks like you do have yourself a midwife!
     
  5. DebsChicks

    DebsChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Awwwww....that is just too cute!
     
  6. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Tennessee
    That is so cool!! They amaze me everyday!
     
  7. GrannySue

    GrannySue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Another baby this morning, she kept it under her so I moved her with 2 eggs and 1 baby to a more suitable location i.e. the brooder cage. It took her 5 minutes, if that, to figure out her new nest,
    Fingers crossed about yesterday's little one who is now there as well.

    Photos to follow, I promise.
     
  8. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Very cute!! I have a marans hen that is broody. There is another hen that isn't broody but will hop up and set on her eggs so she can get off again in the late afternoon and get drinks and eat. The broody does get off every morning to do that but then the non broody hen will get up there in the afternoon and sit so she gets another break. Its kinda cool.
     
  9. GrannySue

    GrannySue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my little family.
     
  10. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    So cute! [​IMG]
     

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