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Broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ihavechickens, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. ihavechickens

    ihavechickens Chirping

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    We have a broody hen but we don't have a rooster so she laid some eggs and is waiting for them to hatch which of course will never happen but I am after a new chicken anyway so I bought some fertile eggs and swapped them for hers.
    will she still look after the chick
    Ps. The chicks are a different type to her
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Songster

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    Yep most hens will raise anything even other species so don't worry a lot of people switch the eggs to let her hatch what they want :D
     
  3. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Songster

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    Some people even give them duck eggs and they raise them just fine.
     
  4. smedly9921

    smedly9921 In the Brooder

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    When i have a chicken that goes broody i grab all the eggs from the other chickens put them under her and she treats them as her own. Next year i plan to add some duck eggs it will work great you will see.
     

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