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What to do with miss Sassypants

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Firefighter Chick, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So when I was deciding to get some chicks, I thought i'd try using a broody to be a serogate mama. Of course, none of my pullets were in full broody mode so I opted out of using a broody. Today when I got up, I noticed someone left the partition door open where the chicks are kept, thus allowing all of the pullets and roo access to the chicks. I was nervous to see the carnage, but when I looked inside, there was miss sassy pants. Miss sassy pants clucks and fluffs like a broody but doesn't seem to be fully committed. She was in there with the chicks. No other pullets in there. I'm wondering if she was protecting them. The chicks were avoiding her. She just puffed out her feathers making that repetitous clucking sound, taking sips of water, then bites of chick feed. Do you think it would do harm to keep her in there? I left her in there and shut the partition door when I left for work. What do you all think? I have to admit, it was kind of cute.
     
  2. AnimalLady123

    AnimalLady123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's adorable!!! I think you can leave her in there. I don't think she will hurt them
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting. How old are the chicks?
     
  4. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I would leave her in with them. They will take to her and in a few days you would never know she didn't hatch them herself
     
  5. Woodcox Acre

    Woodcox Acre Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you've got the perfect match going on there, couldn't have worked better
     
  6. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one week old. 6 EE, 2 Americaunas, 1 BLRW and 1 welsummer
     
  7. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is mothering them you'll have an easy integration into the flock.
     

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