Advice needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jakmallex, May 18, 2009.

  1. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the age limit for putting chicks back under the broody hen so she will still raise them as her own?
     
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
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    I'd give it a shot regardless of age (well... not 12 week old birds [​IMG] ), but watch them closely regardless. My best guess is 2 weeks old, max, but I really don't know for sure. Good luck.
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is no set limit, it is all dependent on whether the Mother Hen wants to take them in, however be carefull because she can see them as a threat to her own and turn on them..
     

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