Day 16 ok to introduce chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sabrina24, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Sabrina24

    Sabrina24 In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2015
    Our hen has been broody since monday and this morning I slipped some ceramic eggs under her which she took with no problem. In 12 days a local store has chicks we would love to get but is this too soon to introduce chicks? It would be day 16 from going broody and day 12 from when I slipped the eggs under (not sure if that part matters). She hatched her first eggs last summer (and our first experience with chicks) on days 19 and 20. The other option is waiting another 10 days for a different store but that would be 4 weeks from when she went broody, and I'm also feeling impatient! [​IMG] Thanks for any tips/info!

  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    According to the hen----some are to smart for this and some would be so happy!!

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