In June my Silkie hen "Muffin" raised 12 Silkie chciks, hers and she adopted chicks from 2 other hens. Three days ago, Mufin hatched out 4 Ameraucana chicks. I have always wanted a few Golden Laced Wyandotte hens....
Muffin is mothering chicks already........So I searched. Most hatcheries are sold out for the year, but Ideal had St Run GLW chicks available. Ideal chicks are to breed standard and arrive quickly and very healthy. So I ordered 12 chicks. (hoping I will end up with 4-6 pullets) When they come I will give the chicks to Muffin to raise....watching her closely for any ill reaction. But last time she took every chick in the coop. I'll keep you posted Jerry
PS....their on line site said Ideal had chciks available for 10-6 Got an email that my order will be filled 10-27 so I will have to use a brooder.......slipping 3 day old chicks to Muffin when her other chicks are a month old.....not the best J
Jerry Fletcher, Fergus Falls, MN
November 2011 I retired, sold my Shetland flock and moved to town.I live on the edge of Fergus Falls, pop 13,000. Its has been a great choice. My mother, sister, her family and my granddaughter live here. I have a garden shed that I converted into a chicken coop. Its also houses my granddaughter's pet Rabbit. My backyard will be flowers and shrubs.