7 day old chicks to old to put under a broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchickmom09, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    I have a broody hen that has been broody forever now. I put some eggs under her that I had shipped to me and the transit for the eggs was just to much, non hatched. Now I am trying to find some chicks to put under her. This has turned out to be a real task now. I have found some chicks that are 7 days old but I don't know if that is to old to put under her. Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010

  2. gogo10131

    gogo10131 In the Brooder

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    U could try to put them under her at night and let her wake up with the chicks. That might work
     
  3. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Quote:I would have to put them under her at night, but I wonder since they will be a week old and raised somewhere else they won't respond to her.
     

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