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brooder or broody hen??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChicknBaron, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. ChicknBaron

    ChicknBaron Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2012
    Marysville KS
    I have five eggs in the incubator, once they hatch should i put them in the brooder and raise em separate or try graft them to a hen?? (They still have about 19 or so days left in the bator just so u know)
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG] I prefer broody hens but not all hens will accept chicks. It's already a good idea to have a brooder set up just in case.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Unless you have a broody hen that has been sitting on eggs for awhile you'll have to raise them yourself. Sorry, but hens are usually not fond of chicks unless they are broody. A non-broody hen will very likely attack the chicks.

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