Can I give her chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicky_Baby, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Chicky_Baby

    Chicky_Baby Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, I know I am lazy but I am really just not into putting a box of chicks under my dining room table again especially in this hot summer weather. I have one broody hen and 4 others that are in good health but not interested in sitting on the eggs at the moment. Would it be possible to buy chicks and put them in the pen with the others in hopes of their being adopted or am giving the girls Chicken McNuggets? Sorry if this is a stupid question but this is my first year with hens.
     
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    Chicky_Baby Out Of The Brooder

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    A quick PS... if it is doable HOW do I go about doing it?
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It depends on how big your broody is and how many chicks you have. I would not put any more in there than she can cover. You can slip them under her at night.
     

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