surprise chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by beaker, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. beaker

    beaker In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2008
    Western Mass.
    This morning I checked on my chickens and wondered why there were a bunch of little black birds in with them. Once I got closer, I realized they were chicks! My Hamburg hen that disappeared 3 weeks ago returned to the chicken yard with her 10 teeny chicks in tow. I thought about separating them from the rest of my chickens (12 hens, 3 roosters, 25 pullets) but Mama has been doing such a good job of protecting her chicks that I left them alone. She showed them the water, she drops food on the ground for them, and she attacks any chicken that ventures too close to her precious brood. I am wondering what she will do tonight - at this point I figure she is doing so well I will let her figure it out. There is shelter in the yard if she chooses not to go in the coop with the rest of the chickens.
    Just thought I would share with you folks - not everyone appreciates this as much as you likely do.
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Congrats on the new additions [​IMG]
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Yay! Hooray for your hamburg for being such a good mama!

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