Six Month Old Serama Pullet Went Broody And Is Now A Mama! (Pics)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Patchesnposies, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    Our Serama pullet, Rhodie, started to lay last month and after laying a handful of eggs decided to go broody even though we were removing her eggs everyday. She would just sit in the nest box on the wooden decoy egg.

    Feeling sorry for her we decided to give her some mutt eggs to sit on that we knew were fertile. (EE x Australorp) Three were all she could sit on at once and sit she did, until the other hens started running her off the nest. (I think it was a favorite nest box for many-even though we have 42 nest boxes to choose from!)

    So, we brought her and her 3 eggs into the house and set her up in a bird cage we had used before as a brooder.

    Three days ago she pushed 2 of the eggs out from under her. Thinking it might be an accident we pushed them back....right back out they came. We candled them and they were indeed bum, slosh-y eggs. Those Mama's are SO SMART. How do they know? I guess she could detect the lack of movement or something.

    This afternoon we saw discarded egg shell in the corner of the cage, perfectly zipped, and hiding underneath its Mama was the cutest little black, muffed chick you ever saw!

    Aren't they CUTE???

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    that last picture is just darling!! talk about catching the moment! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 10, 2009
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    4,286
    13
    241
    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    Quote:I was thinking the same thing.....
     
  4. Haley_LinckHillPoultry

    Haley_LinckHillPoultry Songster

    147
    0
    119
    May 10, 2009
    Morris, PA
    awwh. My malay hen went broody and hatched out a little chick today, I ended up putting it in the brooder with the other chicks because she's still sitting on a bunch of duck eggs... I'm gonna let her keep the ducklings though.
     
  5. ZZsBabiez

    ZZsBabiez Songster

    187
    0
    109
    Sep 19, 2008
    Central California
    That last pic is perfect! Give a mom a love..[​IMG]
     
  6. R@ndy

    [email protected] Songster

    632
    9
    141
    Mar 20, 2009
    Taneytown
    Quote:Indeed [​IMG] Awesome pic!!! and congrats on a Fine momma and fuzzy butt [​IMG]
     
  7. Hypnotist_Collectr

    Hypnotist_Collectr In the Brooder

    92
    1
    31
    Jun 9, 2009
    NorCal, CA
    Awwwwwww [​IMG] That last picture is sooooo cute!
    Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    That chick is huge compared to her! [​IMG]
     
  9. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    2,669
    11
    183
    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    I love the hugging pic too! [​IMG]
    Our Seramas are Moms together!! [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Ignore the balloon, it was a joke for another thread!!

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. LavenderAndRoses

    LavenderAndRoses In the Brooder

    70
    0
    29
    May 31, 2009
    Mesa
    That last pic has got to be one of the sweetest things I've ever seen! [​IMG] Congratulations on the new baby!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: