Broody hen and chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kutz, May 26, 2019.

  1. Kutz

    Kutz Chirping

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    when it’s the best time a day to put baby chicks under the broody hen?
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    I do it at night, with as little light and commotion possible. Do you have the chicks already? How old are they? How long has the hen been broody?
     
  3. Kutz

    Kutz Chirping

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    Hen broody almost 21 days
    Chicks 3 day old
     
  4. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    I just did this last night. Piece of cake! I first moved the sleepy chicks into a little Tupperware that I had lined with a napkin and put glove warmers underneath. I wanted them to be cozy so they didn’t peep too much when I swapped them out with the eggs. There was just a little peeping and commotion, but not bad. Broody is a happy mama this morning.
     
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