I am planning on getting chicks tonight to put under a broody hen. She is a first time mom but always been a very determined to sit. She has been sitting on eggs for over a week.
How old is to old for chicks to be adopted by a broody? These babies were hatched Jan. 13th and today is the 16th so 3 days old. I have the broody box dark and quiet so hopefully it will go smooth!
It is possible at 3 days, but the broody might be to smart for this switch(hasn't been long enough to hatch). Put them under her in the dark----be standing close by at the crack of day to see what happens. She might peck them to death---Might love them to pieces. Are the eggs fertile under her? If so---what are you going to do with them when you remove them to put the chicks under her? Good Luck!
Edited by PD-Riverman - 1/16/16 at 2:13pm