broody - maybe a couple of baby chicks would help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by McGoo, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I've got 2 broody hens - who are terrrible setters - they're off the eggs and so the eggs are not hatching - duh! But they keep sittin on them. So I think if I get a couple of day olds that they'll be happy.

    Do you know if a day old will take to a hen even if hatched out of an incubator?

  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Not really familiar with broodies and chicks, but I'd think the bigger problem is getting the hens to accept the chicks. Sounds like they aren't very serious broodies. How old are the hens, is this their first time going broody?
  3. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2009
    Also, how long have they been sitting?
  4. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    sett'in more than a month. One is 10 mos and one is almost 2.

    Oh well, I guess I'll hope that one hatches.

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