Might be giving her unrealistic expectations

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by furbabymum, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. furbabymum

    furbabymum Songster

    May 6, 2012
    Burns, Wyoming
    Went in this morning and my mama chicken was roosting pretty high up there with the peachicks next to her. She’s really going to be disappointed when she has chicken babies. :p Good news is she’s been taking them in with the other poultry and things have been fine. Watched her get all aggressive and chase the others off the food so she could bring the babies over. I’m over all very happy to have used a broody!!

    Still have that broody peahen on 7 eggs.

    Even more, the other peahen has gone missing. I think she’s setting as well as I’ve seen her fly over for food. I can’t figure out where her nest is though. Hmmm.

    The 10 eggs I had in the incubator were no good though. I suck at incubating. I can never get the temp right and I really need to pick a different spot for it as my DS keeps knocking the temp when he peeks at them.
  2. Gatsbysmum

    Gatsbysmum Chirping

    Jul 27, 2014
    Your chicken should be fine. There are plenty of stories of hens adopting young of another species and having them mingle with her own babies.

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