Silkie Foster Mama??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluckingcanadian, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. cluckingcanadian

    cluckingcanadian In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2009
    My Isabrown has 6 babies. They follow her around the yard and everyone is getting along swimmingly.

    Tonight I was closing the hatches and "tucked" everybody in. I noticed my Silkie hen all puffed out, laying on the floor. Considering I have another Isa that has gone broody, I do NOT need another broody hen. Anyway a closer look revealed 6 babies cuddled underneath her. So has the mother hen abandoned them or is the silkie mama just helping out?? It certainly is adorable but I was shocked to see it.

    The first hatched chicks are 5 weeks tomorrow.
  2. Holly O

    Holly O Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Bergen Norway
    Sounds sweet.
    Not a clue as to what is going on for you though!
    so long as the chicks are being taken care of, No worries.

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