Broody?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BuffOrpington1, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. BuffOrpington1

    BuffOrpington1 Just Hatched

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    I recently bought some BO chick eggs and some SLC chick eggs under the BO broody hen once they hatch will the mom attack the SLC?
     
  2. mr mixed flock

    mr mixed flock New Egg

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    No. It's perfectly safe to mix and match. I have a rainbow of eggs under my broody as we speak.
     
  3. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH.
    What do you mean?
     
  4. BuffOrpington1

    BuffOrpington1 Just Hatched

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    The SLC are not her eggs The BO are!
     
  5. JChicken77

    JChicken77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm guessing SLC is a different breed? A broody hen will adopt other hens eggs and will hatch different breeds of chicks. As long as they hatch under her I'm sure she'll love them just as much as the BO chicks. I don't believe it makes a difference.
     
  6. BuffOrpington1

    BuffOrpington1 Just Hatched

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    Silver Laced Cochins! Thank You I was worried
     
  7. JChicken77

    JChicken77 Out Of The Brooder

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    No problem.[​IMG] I've seen silkie hens hatch out chicks that end up two times the size of her! I wander what they think when their baby grows bigger than them[​IMG]
     
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  8. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh sorry I wasn't sure what you meant, but yea I agree with everyone else you can mix and match any breed. They may not hatch depending of the size of the hen and the eggs but yes you can do that.
     
  9. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    The only issue would be having bantam and standard chicks in the same hatch; the littles won't be able to keep up with their bigger hatchmates, and can get left behind. Hens don't count their brood, but respond to chirps/ cries from the chicks. Either have all bantam or all standard eggs for her. Mary
     
  10. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH.
    X2 that's kinda what I meant
     

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