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Natural born MAMA

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kwynn's birds Alaska, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. kwynn's birds Alaska

    kwynn's birds Alaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember OX? I came home the other night, and the light in the big brooder was out. This is what I saw when I peeked in there.

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    I figured they were chilled, so I grabbed my camera, and snapped these pics. From what I can tell, she, (I hope she's a she) has 4 banties, and 2 quail under her.

    My MIL said that maybe because she's bigger than the rest of them, she thinks she's the mama. (She's a standard, the only EE that hatched out of all the standard eggs. ) It was the cutest thing!!

    I really hope she's a girl... [​IMG]
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    That is too adorable! I hope it is a "she" also![​IMG]
    However, I have an Araucana that I know is a rough and tough little roo and he does the same with his cage mate. If it (he/she) acts the lest bit chilled first thing in the mornings after I open the door, the Araucana roo (3 wks old) has his wing around the smaller 1 week old chick. I keep forgetting to get my camera.
    I really hope yours is a pullet though! SHE looks like a natural! [​IMG]
     
  3. kwynn's birds Alaska

    kwynn's birds Alaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, too cute...my little babies do something to make me smile everyday. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs MIA

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    Hi K! [​IMG] Missed you! Looks like your babies are growing like weeds... and you might have to find a new name for Ox!! LOL!
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  5. kwynn's birds Alaska

    kwynn's birds Alaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    Hi K! [​IMG] Missed you! Looks like your babies are growing like weeds... and you might have to find a new name for Ox!! LOL!
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    I called it Ox for obvious reasons...she was so huge compared to the rest of them. But ox don't seem to be a good mama name...but then what if she is just a sweet boy like nadine's roo? I'm kind of stuck for a good name now. [​IMG]
     
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  6. BUG126

    BUG126 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When our BR was about 5 weeks old we got some new bantam chicks. DH not knowing any better put them in with her. I ran out there worried that she would be picking on them, but nope. She was all puffed up with them under her wings. It was the cutest thing ever.
     
  7. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Doxy- meaning black chick
    Oxella
    Oxelia (Ox Ee Lee Ah)
    Oxy
    Ox a Million as in one in a million
    Oxifer
    Foxy Oxy
    In case he's a she...[​IMG]
     
  8. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Big Buff did that when we added a chick that was four weeks younger than the rest. Ms. Peeps is still HIS favorite girl. I think if Ox is a boy, that might be the sign of a great flock rooster.
     
  9. kwynn's birds Alaska

    kwynn's birds Alaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OX's daddy is a pretty good protector. If any of the girls squawk, he's right there to investigate. It's funnym because he's this skinny little rooster, and all his girls are bigger than he is.
     
  10. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    What's it like in Kenai today? My sister is coming to Texas before it gets to gray in Juneau. They've had a bad summer and she want to see the sun while she can still remember what it looks like

    Karen
     

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