Update: Successful broody adoption!

bawkbawkbawk

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 29, 2009
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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
 

azygous

Crossing the Road
10 Years
Dec 11, 2009
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Colorado Rockies
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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