Baby Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FeatheryFriend5, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. FeatheryFriend5

    FeatheryFriend5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello to the Backyard Chicken Community!

    Forgive me for my question, but I'm just wondering, do you have to wait until nightfall to place day-old chicks under a broody?
    I'm about to head out a collect a dozen chicks and was determining whether to just place them under my broody hen or separate them until nighttime.
    Anyway please let me know ^^
    THANKS!

    Keep chookin'
     
  2. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most will recommend waiting until nightfall but I didn't and it turned out just fine. I took out the eggs from under my rir and replace with babies during the day. She accepted them with no hesitation. I think it all depends on the hen if she doesn't accept them during daylight then try again at night. I was just too excited to see her with babies and I think she was ready for them lol
     
  3. FeatheryFriend5

    FeatheryFriend5 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's exactly what I've done XD

    They are just too cute <3
     
  4. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she accept them alright??
     
  5. FeatheryFriend5

    FeatheryFriend5 Out Of The Brooder

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    She sure did ^^
     
  6. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is awsome. When you can pics please lol
     

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