Silkie Foster Mama??

cluckingcanadian

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 16, 2009
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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.
 

Holly O

Songster
10 Years
May 1, 2009
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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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