Broody hen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chef Penny, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Chef Penny

    Chef Penny New Egg

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    I heard that if you have a broody hen you can put baby chicks under her (from a feed store) and she will raise them as her own. Has anyone tried this?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The longer the hen has been setting the greater the rate of success; however, most fostering attempts are successful. Put the chicks under the hen in the evening so that she becomes accustomed to them, and things generally go smoothly.
     

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