Mmmy Dearest or Henibal lector

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hearthnsoul, May 16, 2010.

  1. hearthnsoul

    hearthnsoul Songster

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    Well the chicks are 5 or 6 weeks now,..just three days ago Mommy was sitting on her chicks with them ridiculously hanging out from under her. Then the day came she decided not to sleep with them and went back to the hen house. The next day the chicks were in the corral and Mommy dearest was free ranging outside the corrall, the chicks following her longingly. Well next thing you know Mommy dearest has turned into henable lector,..none of the other hens are bothering the chicks, nope not even Gladys the rooster, but Mommy Dearest has decided these babies she was loving two days earlier, she hates with a passion. We have to chase her away from them now or sh will hurt them. We moved the chicks last night out of the brooder and into the hen house,..which went fine they are integrating well,...bar the fact that Mommy dearest wants to take a chunk out of them every time she sees them. What gives? is this normal behavior?
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Guess she figures they are all grown up now and is kicking them out?
    Maybe she is ready to start setting again.

    What breed are they?
     
  3. hearthnsoul

    hearthnsoul Songster

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    You know, she did start laying again a few days ago and as well the rooster had his way with her or as my husband says, he stepped on her [​IMG]
     

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