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Update on my broody hen.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by matt1898, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. matt1898

    matt1898 Chirping

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    Jane has been broody under our large back porch for several weeks now, and I made the mistake of not moving her to somewhere a little more accessible. Long story short, we managed to get her most current hatchlings from her and into the brooder box. I would love her to raise the chicks, however, we have plenty of barn cats that would love to make a snack of them and it would be difficult to get her into her own place.

    So....here are the first 3 that survived hatching.

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    She is a GLW and daddy is (I think) Khan, my EE(judging from the little muffs) As of this posting she has at least two more that have hatched and are under the deck.

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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

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    You are doing the right thing. I know that cats see baby chicks as undercooked chicken nuggets. Chicks that are grown are not usually threatened by most (not all) cats.
    WISHING YOU BEST.
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  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    I was wondering how your story was going to play out. Thanks for the update.
     

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