Silkie adopts 6 week old chicks, Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ericsgirlie, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. ericsgirlie

    ericsgirlie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our silkie had been sitting on duck eggs that did not make it. Our baby chicks have been in a pen outside for a couple of weeks and we felt they were big enough to be released. We left the door open and the chicks will venture out but pretty much stay inside the pen. This morning, I go out and our black Silkie is in the pen with them doing her motherly cooing. She follows them everywhere and if we pick up one, she gets very upset. Is this normal, LOL. I guess she just really wanted to be a mama :)
     
  2. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry. If she wants to take care of them, just let her. It won't hurt.

    I've heard of silkies hanging onto their babies for longer than other breeds.
     
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  3. ericsgirlie

    ericsgirlie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is just so funny, they are almost as big as she is and she never saw them when they were tiny. I guess it is the tweeting. She was like yea my babies are here :p Crazy bird. She is molting so you looks aweful :p
     

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