Pullets sitting on Blue jay nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sean-PC, May 16, 2009.

  1. Sean-PC

    Sean-PC Out Of The Brooder

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    My pullets are about 2.5 - 3 months old. They had a blue jay set up a nest in their barn. Lately a few have been taking turns sitting on the baby blue jay while mama's away. Why? Is it normal for chickens to sit on strange birds babies?
     
  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol it sounds strange to me maybe its a sign they want babies of there own and ide watch em closely but it sounds cuteable lol
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    That is too cute! [​IMG]
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I can't answer your question, but I do have a concern- parasites. Wild birds frequently (like always) carry interesting passengers. You might want to keep an eye out for that.

    They must look silly nesting on such a small nest.[​IMG]
     
  5. Sean-PC

    Sean-PC Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I free range them so I'm always on the look out for parasites.
    Thanks for mentioning it though, I'll keep a closer eye out.
     
  6. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Ahhhhhhh - that sounds so cute! BUT WHERE ARE THE PICTURES??? PICTURES! PICTURES! WE NEED PICTURES!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Sean-PC

    Sean-PC Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm waiting on a new camera to arrive. It should be here by Wednesday at the latest.
    I'll post some then.
     
  8. Sean-PC

    Sean-PC Out Of The Brooder

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    I managed to get my camera working.


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  9. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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  10. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love those pictures that is the cutest thing i have ever seen
     

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