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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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