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Advice on how to try and have a broody adopt day olds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by robbdebbie, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

    Jun 18, 2009
    Madisonville, LA
    I have a broody showgirl who finally learned how to actually sit on the eggs. In the meantime I put the eggs she was not keeping warm in the incubator. Well, they hatched. I tried to go out there during the day and give them to her in a new inclosure, but she was more interested in the new digs. I took the babies back, because they literally just hatched 6 hours ago. I went back out there tonight and moved her from her old nesting box with her eggs into the new inclosure. She stayed on the eggs for a few minutes then got up to eat and drink. I turned out the lights and left.

    Should I try to bring the babies out to her tonight. or should I wait another day to see if she keeps to her nest? Should I take her eggs when I put the new babies in with her, or leave them there?


  2. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:i have put them under the hen at night, and in a day or two remove her eggs if she doesnt seem to be getting up and feeding them.
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    How many eggs is she still sitting on?
    Place the babies in with her at night and remove some of the eggs????

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