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My ex-broody hen... Just can't stop PICS!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by 19hhbelgian, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    I have a BA that was sitting on eggs. I moved them from out from under her into my bator once I had room to give her a break (this was her second batch of eggs in a row). She was happy to get off the nest, but apparently not completely ready to quit being a mommy chicken [​IMG] I caught her shoving 3 month old chicks underneath her! One is about half her size [​IMG] She managed to get 3 under her, and some more snuggled up next to her [​IMG]

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  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    awwww [​IMG]
     
  3. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is so funny
     
  4. swdunn0926

    swdunn0926 Out Of The Brooder

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    Gotta love those types of hens, I have two EE and Silkie crosses that are always on mommy alert! One of them raised 29 babies from several hatches all by her self...and the chicks all lived/alive to adulthood!
     
  5. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so funny. Love those hens. [​IMG]
     
  6. AnnieOakley379

    AnnieOakley379 Out Of The Brooder

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    So sweet![​IMG]
     
  7. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    so sweet and what a good mommy !!
     
  8. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    hahaha funnyy!
     
  9. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    Isn't it funny how the mommy instinct is so strong in some of these chickens. She looks so cute with the chick under her! [​IMG]
     
  10. leearealake

    leearealake Out Of The Brooder

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    i have alittel black bantam (shequit laying 2 years ago) and she would sit on a golf ball if id let her she manageed to hatch 2 this year full size chicks and until i gave one away she was still takeing care of them calling them to eat protecting them sleeping with them and all they were3 m and as big if not bigger than her. the boys call her the devile chicken cause when she has babies she is very protective you cant touch them. they crack me up, so cute:weee
     

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