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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by I didn't do it, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. I didn't do it

    I didn't do it Out Of The Brooder

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    what is the best way to gaft babychicks during the day
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Huh? What does gaft mean? [​IMG]
     
  3. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    I didn't do it :

    what is the best way to gaft babychicks during the day

    That sounds evil...(or at least illegal)???[​IMG]
     
  4. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    I know! It sounds terrible! What is worse is that I keep thinking of grafting and its not pretty! [​IMG]
     
  5. I didn't do it

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    srry grafting is when u give a broody hen day old chicks to raise.
     
  6. Redneckchick

    Redneckchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Would think best way would be to sneak them in at NIGHT...just my opinion
     
  7. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor has a really broody hen who just hatched 10 of her own. They went to the hatchery and purchased 20 more and put them in with her.
    I know - 30 chicks seems like a TON for one mama.
    She's really taken them in and honestly, I can't tell which are hers and which are not. She's a really good mama.
    They didn't do anything special, they just put them in with her. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. I didn't do it

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    well i am about to go to the feed store with my mom how many babie do u think she can take care of. also i am gonna put the mom and them in a six by six play house
     
  9. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    OH, cool, another day at BYC, another thing learned.
    I grafted my week old chicks to a broody hen and she took to them instantly. She is still a great momma to them now and they are 10 weeks old!
    Give her some time to watch the peeps and see how she reacts. If she 'talks' to them and seems to want to be with them then see how she behaves. That mommy instinct is strong in some of them!

    BTW is it spelled: g a f t or g r a f t? [​IMG]
     
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