Fooling a broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PatS, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. PatS

    PatS Songster

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    How long must a hen have been setting before you can fool her by placing chicks under her that you want her to raise? Share your experience please!
     
  2. ChickenAndMore

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    I had a hen who was incubating eggs when it was 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Her eggs where of course ruined so after 2 days of sitting I had gave her 12 chicks (that had hatched in a incubator). She accepted them all and only one has died (it drowned). Here they are know
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