Adding incubator egg babies to a mother of 3

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by fgdiii, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. fgdiii

    fgdiii Songster

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    I have a mother with 3 babies of hers who are a week old and now I have 2 babies 1 day old. Should I put them with the mother and three babies or with 5 turkeys from 3 to 7 days old in a brooder?
     
  2. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    with the babies being so little, both momma and babies might pick on the tiny ones. I personally would not try it, maybe if they were a day or two apart, but at 1 week vs 1 day, the size is too different.
     
  3. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Songster

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    I agree I'd put them in the brooder rather than under the hen.
     

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