Putting chicks under a broody *New pics added on page 4!*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NicInNC, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's AWESOME! I'm so glad it went smoothly. Silkies make such great little mommies...

    I'm guessing that you got mostly Cochin bantams...in assorted colors. The one with a poof on it's head could be a Polish.
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    What a fantastic Cloudy! She gets treats and lots of luvs.
     
  3. plmcmillan

    plmcmillan Out Of The Brooder

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    awww, that is so sweet!
     
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Don't you love the sounds a happy broody makes? [​IMG]

    My broody hen will take ANY chick I give her, at ANY time.
    Last summer I took the mostly fledged ones away from her and gave her the newborns from the bator. She was awesome at this!! And yes, it does save on brooder time & energy!
     
  5. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More pics! I know I have one silkie because it has the extra toe. [​IMG]
    I think that the one is a Polish. It is the only one without feathered feet. I thought it had feathered feet, but it doesn't.

    ??? Unsure:

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    Polish?:
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    Another view of the possible Polish:
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    Silkie!
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    Cochin?:
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    ??? (does it look like it has spraddle leg? It is very clumsy.):
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  6. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    How Wonderful! I did this same thing last night (with less than stellar results-but better now). What a GREAT momma you have there!
     
  7. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    The first is either a black or mottled cochin. The last could be a lavendar(self-Blue) cochin. The spaddle is not bad, so it should be able to get well on it's own. Just needs a couple days to strengthen those little legs.

    Matt
     
  8. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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  9. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just TOO sweet!!!! GREAT JOB cloudy!!!!!! [​IMG] I love chickens!!!

    God Bless!
     
  10. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got food and water in there. You just can't see it since it's on the opposite side of the brooder.

    When do I put mom and the chicks with the rest of the flock? I was thinking 2 1/2 weeks, but should it be longer? How well will mom protect them from the other chickens?
     

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