best time ti put chick under broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jimmythechicken, May 17, 2011.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    we have a broody who is on day25 we candled her eggs an they dont look good.we have a day old chick we hatched that i want to put under her an take her eggs.when should i is night time best.
     
  2. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never done it but I hear that you should do it before the chick is 4 days old and yes, do it at night!!!!
     
  3. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    the chick hatched yesterday i think i will do it tonite then
     
  4. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This should work cup the chick in your hand so the Hen . Does not see it and lift up the hen and stick it under her I have tryed it before trust me it all most always works [​IMG]
     
  5. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    we put it under last night she seemed very happy to have a baby 2 of here eggs looked about 15-16 days in we put them in the bator with eggs we are hatching next monday
     
  6. naughtyhens

    naughtyhens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so happy to hear this worked because I think I'll be trying it. My broody has been sitting on fertile eggs since April 23 and I haven't totally given up on the eggs but feel the need for a contingency plan and I don't want her to starve to death. She sat on fake eggs for a week before I gave her the real ones. I feel bad for her though she seems perfectly content, clucking away.
     

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