dumb question??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by sdshoars, May 12, 2008.

  1. sdshoars

    sdshoars Songster

    May 12, 2008
    if i had a broody hen and i wanted to put some eggs under her, other than chicken eggs, would she kill them once they hatched, or raise them like they were chickens? thanks.
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    she will raise them as her own there is no such thing as a stupid question
  3. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    We've raised guineas with a broody hen before. I remember my grandma saying the hens did better with them than the guinea hens did.
  4. raindrop

    raindrop Songster

    Feb 10, 2008
    Western Oregon
    We raised ducks with a broody hen once. Pretty funny watching the huge ducklings try to burrow under their banty mom, they would lift her all the way off the ground! Eventually they would settle in one on each side of her and she would have one wing over each of them.

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