I have two new hatchlings and a broody hen sitting on a small clutch for 10 days. If I put the hatchlings in with her will she stop sitting on her clutch?
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post #2 of 4
4/20/16 at 7:15pm
Yes, she will abandon the eggs to take care of the chicks if she accepts them. If you want to try this, switch out the eggs for the chicks at night. Be aware that she may not accept the chicks and kick them out from under her and refuse to take care of them leaving them to die, or even potentially kill them.
post #3 of 4
4/21/16 at 5:37am