- May 23, 2010
I could use some suggestions. Although I've had good success sneaking baby chicks under broody setting hens, I have a Sumatra hen who is older, doesn't lay anymore but wants to have a baby in the worst way! She keeps trying to steal/coerce away a little RIR baby that is being raised by my Austrolorp. I'm picking up 5 more day old chicks on 22June and would like to give Mama Blue one to raise of her very own, but, as she doesn't sit on nests anymore, how can I introduce the baby to her? She's kind of a wild-child and I have trouble catching her, but if I had to, I guess I could put her into a cage. But, HOW do I introduce the new chick? Help.