Broody hen w/chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mamabird, May 15, 2007.

  1. mamabird

    mamabird Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    App. Mtn's
    I have a hen with five, 4 week old chicks. My daughter's class hatched 9 of our eggs in an incubator and will be sending them back here at a little over a week old. My question is: is it possible to slip the peeps under my hen at night and have her take over? She has been great with the older chicks and I know that it is much easier if the hen gets to take over the "mom" duties instead of me! Has anyone done this or is it possible?
  2. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    Wow, I would say that I would try to slip them in under the cover of night. However, with that being said, I would also have a brooder set up and ready just in case she doesn't. Either way, it sounds like those lil chicks coming back to you in a week or so are going to be well loved and cared for. Please keep us posted on how things turn out. [​IMG]

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