The Rooster Lives On...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by avroncotton, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. avroncotton

    avroncotton Out Of The Brooder

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    Last weekend I had to dispatch the rooster; he was getting too agressive. he would attack me even when I go in to refill the water. Plus he was waking the baby at 4am!

    Anyway today, his genes have been passed on to a little chick. Mother hen has been sitting on about a dozen eggs so ther may be more!

    I've seperated her fom the other hens. I have put in a saucer of water (held down with tent pegs). And some food for mummy. I havn't any chick crumbs yet so I have soaked some layer pellets for the chick. I will get some chick crumbs tomorrow.

    Question: Will the mother teach her chick what to do with the water and food or should I encorage the chick?

    Thanks

    Tony
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    The benifits of momma hen. She will do all the work. Just make sure food and water are available.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Mom will show them, if you decide to let her raise them. [​IMG]
     
  4. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WHen she goes to eat/ drink...the chicks will follow..and from then on they willl know where it is....unless you move it or hide it...lol
     
  5. avroncotton

    avroncotton Out Of The Brooder

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    Update: There are now two babies. A white one and a yellow one. They are very cute!
     
  6. SisterFlash

    SisterFlash Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Please share the joy with pictues. We would all love to see them [​IMG]
     
  7. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I second that request!!! Congrats!!
     
  8. avroncotton

    avroncotton Out Of The Brooder

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    Bit busy this w/e will post Mon.
     
  9. avroncotton

    avroncotton Out Of The Brooder

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    Well folks here are the little babies as promised.

    I took some scraps out earlier and gave some bread to Mother Hen and it was so good to see her breaking it up for the little ones!

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  10. IHeartChickens

    IHeartChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] So sweet! Thanks for posting the pics. I just love that first pic.
     

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