Update: Successful broody adoption!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bawkbawkbawk, May 27, 2017.

  1. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got a little nervous with our adoption last week. Thankfully @featheredbelles and @azygous did some kind hand-holding for me. :bow

    Since then, things have gone so well! I don't know what the magic is that makes an adoption work but I guess maybe just making sure that the broody is truly broody. Our BO, Bella, like a past BO and Mille Fleur d'Uccle in our flock, took to her chicks and has done a marvelous job. Update and pix here: https://polloplayer.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/happily-ever-after/

    Soooo much easier to use a broody - I would still be fiddling with the heat lamp and a thermometer if I was hand-raising them, while my Bella has the chicks happily outside catching bugs in the morning sun today.:thumbsup
     
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Great story and cute pics! Congratulations on the happy ending!
     
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  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Great update! Sometimes we never find out how a thread turned out. Bella is doing a splendid job, it would appear!

    A good broody is worth ten times her weight in gold. Cherish her.
     
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  4. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will! Thank you so much for your wisdom.
     

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