SURPRISE !!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 20736, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. 20736

    20736 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, imagine my surprise when I went out in the middle of a storm yesterday morning and found a little chick under one of our broody hens.
    We have 2 Black-tailed Japs, and they went broody last month. They gave up about a week ago, when our 2 Bantry hens took over the nest boxes and kept incubating the same eggs. Since these broodys had only been at it a week or so, I didn't think there would be any chicks. I just let them brood to encourage that behavior.
    I do not know the lineage of the chick. I have a very young Welsummer Cockrel in with these hens.
    But, ain't it cute!!
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  2. Reurra

    Reurra Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    Adorable!!!!! I want chicks soooo bad! :O
     
  4. KKeiC07

    KKeiC07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay!!!
     
  5. 20736

    20736 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, for safety sake, I moved Momma and chick to a segregation box for their own good.
    As an afterthought, I threw 1n 4 eggs to keep Momma maternal.
    Guess What!!
    One of those eggs hatched the next day.
    It's the blonde one.
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  6. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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