Surprise this morning!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Terridab, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Terridab

    Terridab Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a broody cochin bantam that I could not break her out of her broodiness so I just have her two egss and let her sit. They were not her eggs. I have bantam rooster but he is small and I didn't thinks he
    was able to "reach" the standard size hens, so I though the egg were not fertile.....[​IMG]wrong! I checked on my broody hen every morning to make sure she eats.This after noon on my egg run, to my surprise was a tiny adorable black chick!!!![​IMG] Now I have her and her nest with the chick in the house because I'm afraid the other 10 hers will trample on the baby chick. I hope he/she makes it ... so cute. Pictures to follow if all goes well!!!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What happened to the other egg?

    If you have plenty of space, it's usually best to leave momma and chicks in with the rest of the flock. Momma will look out for the baby, no one will mess with her or her offspring. The hen raising the chick in the flock means everyone learns to get along as they go, you don't have problems bringing momma or the baby back in later. It should be fine to keep them separate for a few days if you want, but I'd put her back as soon as possible. Make sure your feeder and waterer are accessible to the baby.
     
  3. Terridab

    Terridab Out Of The Brooder

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    Other egg has not hatched , It is still with her. And thank you for advise, I will keep her separted for
    2-3 days and then put her back with the flock. The chick is just sooo small!
     
  4. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a surprise too this morning! I checked on my broody duck and under her were 5 ducklings!
     

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