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Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cyndiscof, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. cyndiscof

    cyndiscof Chirping

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    Good Morning! I have a broody hen that has been setting on an infertile egg for a couple of weeks! Can I give her some guinea keets that I hatched in the incubator? Sounds silly, but I feel sorry for her. All that setting for nothing! :(
     
  2. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster 5 Years

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    I'd give her a cold egg


    edited because I read your post wrong [​IMG]
     
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  3. cyndiscof

    cyndiscof Chirping

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    I just want to know if she might accept the keets. I might have some chicks in a day or two to put with her also.
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster 5 Years

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    Well like most things dealing with chickens there isn't a yes or no answer. [​IMG]She might accept them or she might harm them. I've done a bit of google research and can't seem to find any information about giving a chicken guinea keets. I have read that a broody hen will sit and sit until she hatches something UNLESS you intervene and "break" her (that sounds horrible). I personally don't plan on allowing my chickens to sit on eggs.
     
  5. ChickenLove6

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    You can always just try her with them. Put them under her and just watch for a little bit to see if she seems happy or angry. Of course if she is angry, take them away straight away! [​IMG]
     
  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster 5 Years

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    I see posts about people doing it at night when the hen can't see that well.
     

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