- May 28, 2012
I currently have a buff orp hen raising her 3 day old chicks. I'm thinking this would be a good time to add another breed and let her raise them thus putting some new blood into flock. Is this a good idea? Should I be concerned with diseases or illness from chicks not born with these? Your advice is appreciated new to the chicken raising and so far we've been extremely fortunate with healthy chickens that are raising their own young.