Fooling a broody hen

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

  1. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    ChickenAndMore Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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