Broody hen and baby chicks

juliejohnson805

Songster
Aug 24, 2016
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Central Alabama
i have 6 5 day old chicks I just received yesterday. What are the chances my BO that’s just gone broody would take care of them? What would be best way to do this is you think it would work?
 

song of joy

Crowing
9 Years
Apr 22, 2012
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667
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Central Pennsylvania
The chances of the hen accepting the chicks are very low if she has not been broody for at least 2 weeks. Also, the chances of the chicks bonding to the hen are very low due to their age. It's best to foster 1 to 2-day old chicks to a broody hen.
 

Chang1993

Songster
7 Years
Jan 12, 2014
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Sacramento, CA
Here’s my crested cream legbar x silver phoenix pullet hatched at 6 1/2 months old. She lay blue eggs.
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Here’s her again:
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The chicks father is a Black Sumatra. This is the chicks real mother.
 

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