Broody raising two separate clutches?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GammaPoppyLilyFlutter, May 30, 2011.

  1. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    I have a broody Cochin that I'll be getting some chicks for. However, the only chicks I can get are Delawares right now, and my uncle (who will be owning the chicks after my broody raises them) wants them to be all separate breeds, preferably Raiders' colors. And the Dellies are limited for now. So if I gave my broody some chicks from one clutch, then introduced some more chicks to her later, would she accept them> I've heard of it happening, but I want to make sure.
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:It's not likely. Often they'll attack and kill the new ones. It's not advised.
     
  3. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Even if they're introduced at night?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:It's not likely. Often they'll attack and kill the new ones. It's not advised.

    Ditto. My one broody accepted her sisters chicks that were 4+ weeks old, but I didn't introduce them, they introduced themselves. Plus she was already used to these older chicks, since they were hatched in her flock.
     
  5. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Okay, thanks. So no chicks for me today.
     

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