Broody hen and new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by havi, May 15, 2009.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I have a BO that went broody either last night or sometime today. I have some chicks that should be hatching out on the 22nd or 23rd. I know they say normally wait at least three to four weeks before trying to slip chicks under them, but shes gone broody before and was a great mother, so should I try and slip them under her that night, like the 23rd, or should I break her and just raise the chicks myself?

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. chickenlips1954

    chickenlips1954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your broody is a great mom I'd let her raise them. My broody moms are always so proud of their babies, so I always let them do what nature intended. No one can do it better and the babies seem happier, too.
     
  3. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    So you think it would still work with her only sitting one week?
     

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