Can Hens raise day old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pbuckler, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. pbuckler

    pbuckler Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2009
    Springfield, MO
    I have 2 Barred Rock hens that are each over a year old. One is more motherly than the other but neither is broody. I'm wondering if I get a small order of Cornish Xs if my hens will take care of the chicks? Does anyone have experience with this?
  2. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2009
    Not until they become broody. Has sat on dummy eggs for two weeks or so then sneak the day old chicks underneath them at night time. Make them think they've actually hatched the eggs themselves [​IMG]

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