My chicks acting like mommies to other chicks...**PICS**

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Half-a-dozen, May 31, 2008.

  1. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I went out to the brooder the other day I found this..... My two Silver Pheonix (who must now be pullets)- [​IMG] Mothering 8 babies. [​IMG] The Pheonix are only 5 weeks themselves! Two day prior I dumped two day olds in there and the Pheonix even till now...follow these babies around and care for them as if they had them!!! Is that common???

    This is a pic of the two keeping the babies warm [​IMG]
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  2. karrie

    karrie Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if it's normal or not, but those pictures are so cute! Just let her keep "mothering", I guess!
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    That is so cool how old are your pullets?
     
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    Aww that's so cute!
     
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    How utterly lovely, you're very fortunate![​IMG]
     
  6. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ticks- They are only 5 weeks old themselves...
     
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  7. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sheesh they're still babies themselves, that's too cute! [​IMG]
     
  8. Sonia

    Sonia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm melting into a puddle of 'OMG how sweet!'
     
  9. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    That is too cute- I wondered if that was possible myself this morning. I went out to my garage where all the brooder boxes are, and the one with the smallest youngest chicks in it was totally dark. The heat lamp had burned out overnight, and I was almost too afraid to look inside the box. But when I got the bulb replaced, the older 3 1/2 week old silkies had their wings open over the the smaller younger chicks and keets. Luckily I hadn't taken my newest chicks out yet...they were in a box in my hands ready to go into that brooder box from the bator in my house. I thought at the time that the silkies were helping all the less feathered smaller ones stay warm. Not sure though as they aren't a month old yet. I think maybe they really were after seeing your photos! Thanks for posting that!
    Lisa
     
  10. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I love it! I'll be adding my little ones to my big ones soon, hope all works out as good as yours are doing.

    Louella
     

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