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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blue fire, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Broody got what she wanted a few months ago when we stuck some chicks under her. The chicks are around 8 weeks old and mom still takes care of them and crams them under her in the nest box. Is there anyway we can get her to let go of her babies?
     
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  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I don't know but just laughed imagining that pig pile o' chickens...

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    How many "babes"?
     
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  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is very funny. Show us a photo. What can it hurt for her to keep them with her?
     
  4. klf73

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    I laughed so loud trying to picture that dh had to come see what was so funny. I too would love to see a pic of that [​IMG]

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  5. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, there are 4 babies. She can't realy sit on all of them so some of the hang out beside her in the nest box and the lucky one gets to sit under mom.
     
  6. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of them a few weeks ago I will try to get one tonight.
     
  7. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics I took today
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    I want mom to give them the boot so she can be a normal chicken again and stop trying to chase our other hen away from the chicks and herself, and I need to spend some time with the chicks as well. I want to handfeed them but can't beacause mom snatches it from me and then feeds it to them.I appreciate her momness, but she needs take take care of herself more.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Awwww. It's a buff orpington. My favorite. You should have been out there at day one interacting with them and not letting her be the boss. You'll have to work with her daily even if it means locking her out of the hen house while you interact with the chicks.

    That is a great photo! LOL
     
  9. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not like she is mean to me or anything, in fact she is very tolerent of my shananagins [​IMG]
     
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  10. The Monkey Mama

    The Monkey Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cute! I love the pic - they look almost as big as she is! LOL!

    Kelly
     

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