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Broody hens and chick

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

  1. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    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 Songster

    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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