my broody accepted a new chick!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bantymum, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. :)Yesterday, I lost a baby chick, there were only 2 that I had purchased which left only one.
    Today I got another from the same hatching and even though its still daytime here, she took it under her wing.
    I know it was a risk but she was nice and peaceful and had the other one underneath, so I placed the new one in there but because it was chirping loudly she knew I had one in my hand," Sprung"
    anyhow she settled down again with the other one under her.
    The new chick hasnt seen a big hen before as she was in a brooder. She needed help to know where to go so I tucked her in under mum who then cooed to settled her and just like a baby she settled down.
    So very sweet.
    Anyhow Im so wrapped with the hen, she was only broody for 2 days then took the chicks in.
    What a precious sweet hen she is!!
    I just thought id let you know that it has been done with success.
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    WAY TO GO!! I cant waite to see one of my ladies with little ones....there just isnt anything more precious!! Would love to see pics!

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