Broody hen

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

  1. ihavechickens

    ihavechickens Chirping

    Jul 24, 2013
    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

    Apr 10, 2011
    a place
    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

    Feb 14, 2013
    Some people even give them duck eggs and they raise them just fine.
  4. smedly9921

    smedly9921 In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2012
    North East Ohio
    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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