Can you put incubated chicks in with a broody hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by flowermama22, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. flowermama22

    flowermama22 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 5 new chicks not even 24 hours old from an incubator. We also have a broody hen sitting on more eggs that should hatch anytime. The hen went broody right after we set our eggs. Could we place the new chicks in with the broody hen? Would she adopt them? I didn't know if she would stay on her nest if we put the others with her,
     

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