Broody hens and chick

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tiffanyh, May 9, 2007.

  1. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Has anyone ever had a hen accept chicks when she is NOT brody. I have a single egg hatching any minute and I was wondering if anyone has ever seen a hen "adopt" a chick when she was not nesting????

    Just a thought....[​IMG]
     
  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think it's terribly likely to happen. I've seen them rip a sparrow chick apart when it fell into their yard. They're probably going to see a stray chick as food.[​IMG]
     

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