Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mamma Whirley Comb

This is Whirley Comb and her chicks. She is the last of our original black and gold bannie girls. I do love these little chickens! I don't even know if she still lays any eggs but she loves to hatch babies! She will still go broody 3 times a year and hatch out a little family!


Whirley Comb is teaching her chicks how to find yummy chicky things to eat in the compost pile! She is giving me the "chicken eye"!

She hatched out 6 jumbo eggs! She never looses a chick either!




Our Orpingtons will go broody occasionally and if they do manage to hatch  a chick or two they never manage to raise them,they disappear.




I rarely even bother to try eggs under my big hens any more. These little bannie mommas out do them by a chicken mile!




Whirley Comb says she has had enough of this paparazzi treatment! Can't a little black hen have her breakfast in peace! She takes her chicks and says,"Talk to the tail feathers lady!"

I know you all are probably needing a goatie fix! So...  here is  Butterbean ! He maaas everyone  a big goatie hello!

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

such cuties!

wayside wanderer said...

What a good hen mommy! And such a funny name!

Sharon said...

Those Bantam hens are worth their weight in gold, when it comes to setting and raising chicks! Cute chickies!

Butterbean seems all grown up!

Melodie said...

Wayside...the Boy named her that because she has a wavy comb!

Leontien said...

Very cute and good name!!!

haha

Thanks
Leontien

Pricilla said...

Our hens will sit but nothing will hatch. Who knows. Now of course they decide to sit in February....stupid chickens!

LindaG said...

Hahahahaha!!!!! talk to the tail feathers. Love it!
I am thinking I may need a banty hen or two, just because I've heard what good mothers they are. Thanks for sharing this with us. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a good momma she is! Our two good brooders got killed this spring :-( A raccoon.

the wild magnolia said...

I had a great time visiting the barnyard today.

Thank you, for sharing.

Foothills Poultry said...

Cute chicks. I can't get enough of chick pictures.

~~Matt~~

I Wonder Wye said...

Love ALL the animal photos! And YEA! on the rain!

Lin said...

Oh, they are ALL so very cute to see--even Butterbean. :) How do they "lose" their chicks?? Do they just wander off?? I know NOTHING about chickens--can you tell?

Melodie said...

Lin, I don't know for sure what happens to them,hawks or snakes...they just disappear!

Chris said...

Best way to raise chicks is the natural way under a momma hen.

The guy opposite me rears chicks from an incubator and they have to learn the hard way how to forage and scratch for goodies.

'Butterbean' is such a great name for a goat, Melodie.

Anonymous said...

It's ME, Isobelle! I can't seem to comment under my profile and I read and read your blog! HI BUTTER BEAN!!!!! xoxoxo

Teresa said...

I am amazed at how some birds are great devoted moms to the others that can't keep a single baby alive. Butter Bean is looking awfully cute!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Our turkey hen has been the queen of the hatchers this year. Hatched a few guineas, which didn't make it because she kept leaving them. Oy!

John Gray said...

I only had one chick this year!
you have just encouraged me to hatch a few more

Jim said...

Thank goodness there are 'Whirley Combs' out there in the world, eh?! What would we do without them!

Kelly said...

Baby chicks are about as cute as baby goats, don't ya think? We had our first batch hatch earlier this year and they were SO TINY! Thanks for sharing your pictures-we have a hen that looks like that mama too.