My Seabright bantam is sitting on some eggs. Will she be a good mom?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mylilhen777, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. mylilhen777

    mylilhen777 Out Of The Brooder

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    my hen is sitting on her eggs and my other hen's eggs. my other hen is panicing. what do I do? are seabright bantams good moms?



    thanks,
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  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Nobody can guarantee either yes or no, sorry. If her mother (and her father's mother) were good mums, and her grandmothers and grandfathers' mothers too, there's a decent chance she will also be a good mum, but still no guarantee.

    You just have to watch her like a hawk and be ready to intervene at a moment's notice. If she hurts them or rejects them, take her word for it, don't hope things will get better, remove them immediately before she kills them.

    There is no breed anyone can guarantee 100% will be good mothers or not, despite some over-generalized breed reviews stating otherwise... If someone starts raising them in artificial incubators and brooding them artificially, the maternal instinct rapidly fades out of the strain, so you can develop a nonmaternal family line out of what used to be a great maternal breed.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. I have a Sebright too. I hope she is a good mom. Mine isn't laying yet. How old is yours?
     
  4. mylilhen777

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    mine is 2 years
     
  5. mylilhen777

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    guess what.. they hatched 9 out of 10 eggs! they look and act like their moma!
     
  6. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations! :D
     
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  8. mylilhen777

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    but one died.. the other chicks beat her up.. she was my baby
     
  9. aww sorry[​IMG]
     
  10. mylilhen777

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    thanks. go to my thread bantam and buff orpington chat thread. lets chat our tail feathers off :)
     

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