I know this is a strange question but I have to ask. I lost one of my chickens recently so I am down to two. Now I know I can go out and buy pullet chicks for next to nothing anyway, but I also know there is a system to getting them to adjust with the current flock.
I'm worried about bringing new young chicks in
So if I get an already fertilized egg and put it into my coop...and my ladies are broody...will they take the egg? Or will they know that it is not their chick and kill it?
I thought that might perhaps be an easier way to bring in new chickens maybe later on, with out worrying about trying to put a new unfamiliar chicken in with an already familiar group.