Foster mom?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GalloRubio, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. GalloRubio

    GalloRubio Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 17, 2013
    Bridgeton, NJ
    so we have a black cochin bantam hen. she is very friendly. i've heard that cochins are good foster moms. next week we are buying chicks. i was thinking maybe i should put the chicks with her. hopefully she will take care of them and show them how to be a chicken. is it a good idea?
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2011
    Amery, WI WI/MN border
    Is your hen currently broody? I havent heard of anyone getting a hen to take care of chicks when the hen wasnt already broody, but would love to hear if this has happened and what others did to encourage it. (I have chicks arriving in April and am crossing my fingers I have a broody hen. Sure should be as there has always been someone broody-even had one during the coldest winter days-kept my eggs from freezing but none right now)

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