Can you fool a hen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SarahFair, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I bought a dozen eggs for a $1 off a road side stand and just threw them in the bator not knowing if they were fertile or not..
    Out of a dozen 2 hatched.

    I have two hens who have never gone broody but Ive seen one of them tuck eggs under herself.
    Has anyone ever tried tucking chicks under a hen at night that never went broody?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I'd be afraid to try it with a hen that isn't broody. With a broody, sure I've done it a few times.

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