Thursday, May 19, 2011

Broody Hens are Mamas - They Have Chicks!

A little over 3 weeks ago, my Mom was in the hospital and I was lax in collecting my eggs.  Some of the hens were broody so I let them set.  Well today they have chicks.  I did "try" to catch all the broody ones and put them in a cage with the eggs I thought were theirs...oh, they know where they are...anyway, I have 8 cages full of hens and eggs and now hens and chicks.  They are so cute.  My flock of chickens are mostly mixed banty and fancy breeds. 

I love to let my hens be mamas.  They love it too.  They are pretty good at sharing the chicks.  These two were happy together and both taking care of them.  When they get bigger and I let them out of the cages, they will run around the yard with these 2 mama hens.  Each little family know who they belong to.  It is cute to see how protective they are.  Blessings from Wisconsin.



Amanda said...

So sweet! My hen who was bound & determined to be a Mama will hopefully have chicks next week.

Dicky Bird said...

Thanks Amanda for the comment. I still get so excited to see that someone comments on my post :) I love having chicks around! Your hen will be so happy to be a mama, enjoy!

Dr. Momi said...

LOved the pics! This Sunday the duck eggs under my banty should start hatching. She's been a good mama so far.

Faye Henry said...

Hello.. I love your chicks and so wish that we had some.. Hopefully, in our future we can get a few..
God Bless..

Dollwood Farms said...

I would love to have some too! What fun they must be. I am working on it but haven't totally commited yet. Enjoy!

Linda Stubbs said...

What a blessed farm girl you it when the mommas have their babies. I had some Mommas that set last year.....but a bobcat came and killed them. He also killed my white cochins husband. UGH! Not fun. Momma is still alive. I just got 16 new little baby cochins today. I have them up on my blog if you would like to see. They are adorable! The are in the front room close so I can keep an eye on them. I will move them into the milk barn when they get a little bigger.

Your Momma's look beautiful and the babies.........are adorable!

Hugs, Linda