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Can I stick store bought chicks under a hen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by surprzchx4life, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. surprzchx4life

    surprzchx4life In the Brooder

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    Can I put store bought chicks with a hen that has been broody in past, currently not sitting on a clutch? Wonder if she would mother them? Then I wouldn't need to heat them (cold in Michigan right now though. Still freezing nights) just curious IF anyone has had luck with it. Suggestions?
     

  2. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino Premium Member

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    You must put them in 40 days of quarantine first!
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    If she is not currently broody and sitting on eggs then she is unlikely to accept them. She's not in mother-mode yet.
     

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