Broody hens and chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by obrien12, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. obrien12

    obrien12 New Egg

    Jun 21, 2016
    I had a hen hatch 4 chicks a few days ago. Along with her I've got 5 other broody hens that are attempting to nest in a nest box that is slanted so the eggs roll out from under them. If I were to buy some chicks and put them under one of my broody hens would she take care of them and treat them as if she hatched them? Or could I put them in with the current mom and her four chicks?
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    I think I would try to give them to another broody hen if you can.

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