Putting chicks under broody

Bridgewater, ME

I have a orpington that has been broody for two days,I put golf balls under her because the rooster has been gone for a few weeks now,do you think I could put my new 5 day old babies under her at night or has she not been broody long enough,this would be her first brood.

Bridgewater, ME

Put two under her tonight,hope they are ok in the morning,will be up at daybreak

Bridgewater, ME

Went out at 5am and seen or heard nothing will wait a while and go back out.

Bridgewater, ME

Success,now the other nine will go under her tonight.Can`t hardly believe this she was only broody for two days!!

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Bridgewater, ME

There home is a potatoe barrel.

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Mint Hill, NC(Zone 7b)

Congratz on the successful baby sneak.

Bridgewater, ME

Just put the nine under her,hope everything is ok in the morning

Bridgewater, ME

Just checked all are under mama.will check and get pics later

Bridgewater, ME

Here is some of them

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Bridgewater, ME

More pics WOOPS SAME PIC

This message was edited Aug 10, 2011 4:52 PM

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Lodi, CA(Zone 9b)

Good deal!! That was a risk! I'm so glad it worked out! That broody got the easiest brood ever! LOL Darling pictures! You sure lucked out.. They have a nice lil home. :)

Bridgewater, ME

I know,I am amazed at this,those chicks were 5 days old and the broody was only into day two of being broody.When I do this I always pray and ask God to keep them little babies safe,and he always sees fit to answer my prayer.

Bridgewater, ME

She is a good mom to the buff colored one but not the black ones,she pecks at the blacks and they run and hide if they holler for her she ignors them.She lets them sleep under her and lets them eat and drink but thats about it.Here she jumps up on this post and the others try to fly up to be with her it was so funny.She only stayed there long enough for me to get a picture.Any suggestions as to why she is like that with the black ones?

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Bridgewater, ME

This is her with her brood and you can see the two little blues next to the fence hiding.

This message was edited Aug 18, 2011 10:08 AM

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Bridgewater, ME

She moved them into the coop last night,I went out tonight to see where they sleep and she has them up on the poop board.Three couldn`t make it so I had to put them up there.She tried once last week to keep them in the coop but she was up to high in a nesting box and there was no way they could get up there so she ended up taking them back to the barrel.They will probably have poop all over them in the morning but thats where she wants them.I took pictures but my flash was not working so they didn`t come out.They are getting big

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