3 week old chick adoption.

Magnum41

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About 2 weeks ago my wife and I bought two baby chicks from a local feed store. One was already a week old, the other a newborn. I have been keeping them in a brooder. Now just a couple days ago, my buff Orpington has gone broody. Will she adopt 3wk old chicks if I separate her from the rest of the flock?
 

BayBay Peepers

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Welcome to BYC!

I would say the chance are slim to none. It's a lot easier when the chicks are a day old to try and get them to bond with the hen. You'll never really know unless you try though. I can't say I wouldn't give it a shot, but I have an extremely good broody hen that sometimes spoils me.
 

Magnum41

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That's what I am thinking as well. I'll probably finish brooding then myself. Thx
 

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