what did my hen just do!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gabreal16, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. gabreal16

    gabreal16 Out Of The Brooder

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    i had my hen with her diddles in a different pen than the rest of the flock, and i decided to let them out to free range with the flock and something i have never heard of happened. a pullet, that is less than a year old, came up to the older hen, flogged her and started clucking. so now the older hen left and the pullet is now taking over the diddles. has anyone had this happen or even heard of it before. i mean we raised the pullet from an egg early this summer why would she even do this? i mean the older hen hasn't even looked at or checked on the diddles since this occurred.
     
  2. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Hm...whats a diddles?
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have never seen that happen. I hope the new mama will do a good job.
     
  4. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, are diddles chicks?
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have never heard of diddles but assumed she meant biddies, or itty bitties.
     
  6. WooingWyandotte

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  7. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard of that either. Usually my hens hate & attack other hen's diddles. Guess the pullet was going broody.
     
  8. gabreal16

    gabreal16 Out Of The Brooder

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    ya in the part of tennessee i live in everyone calls baby chicks diddles. but any way it just amazed how young the hen that took over was i mean she will fluff out at night and let them go under just like the older one did. she even clucks and protects them from the older aggressive hens. i will try to post a picture tomorrow evening to let you see how young this hen really is.
     
  9. WooingWyandotte

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  10. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she has the potential for a good brooder hen. What breed is she?
     

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