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Broody chicken in winter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimschicks1, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. kimschicks1

    kimschicks1 New Egg

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    I have a broody chicken but just bought pullets today. If I give her a couple of the pullets will she take care of them? Will I have problems with the chicks being that its winter?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If you mean you bought day old chicks, or just 2 or 3 days old, she will probably accept and raise them if you slip them under her after dark and give her the night to get used to them. If older, it's unlikely she will accept them.
     

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