I have a broody pekin bantam who sat on 5 eggs but only 1 hatched. I purchased 4 chicks about the same size and age as her one chick but she keeps rejecting them. We have put all four in her hutch at nightime (twice) but she has started pecking at them in the morning. Then we tried just one at a time (twice) and the same happened. She is happy with her one original chick but would it be better to remove that one chick and rear all five ourselves in an incubator? If so do we put our pekin bantam in a boring environment etc to make her lose her broodiness? Is it possible to perservere and keep putting a new chick in with her and hope that she will accept them eventually? The chicks are 6 days old.
Would be so grateful for any advice.